Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Advocates for Local Tax Relief Efforts

Federal, State Tax Relief Programs in Place in the Wake of COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 9:00 am

The following is a letter sent by the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Board to elected officials at the county and municipal level across Spartanburg County.

 

To all local government elected officials in Spartanburg County,

We are writing on behalf of the Spartanburg Area Chamber Executive Board and issuing an urgent call to action. Please, on behalf of the business community, immediately issue any and all local tax or fee relief at your disposal. Any reduction, deferral or any other form of relief will provide badly needed liquidity to local businesses and the thousands of families depending on their survival.

Many of you are already working on tax relief and fee plans, and we applaud your efforts. Whatever we can do to expedite the process, we stand ready to assist. Time is of the essence.

Local businesses from restaurant, retail, hospitality and many other sectors have reported losses from 60% to 90%. Local hotels have furloughed employees and laid off others. Restaurant and retail establishments, if they are open, are operating at greatly reduced staffing levels. If there was ever a time to extend some relief, now is the time.

The businesses of Greer, Landrum, Woodruff, Spartanburg, Inman, Lyman, Wellford, Duncan, Campobello, Pacolet, Chesnee, Cowpens, Reidville and everywhere in between have benefited from your local leadership in the past. Today, they need your leadership more than ever.

Please act as soon as possible.

 

Wes Lehrer
Chair of the Executive Board
Spartanburg Area Chamber

Allen Smith
President/CEO
Spartanburg Area Chamber

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit organization supported through membership investment and strategic partnerships. Our mission is to enhance the economic vitality and lifestyle environment of Spartanburg County. 

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