We need a law here in South Carolina like the law in Louisiana.
According to The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge, "To qualify to run for public office, candidates must certify [emphasis in the original] that they have filed state income tax returns for each of the five previous years."
A candidate for mayor-president in East Baton Rouge has an unclear record regarding payment of her state income taxes.
There were questions about more than one year's return, and an appeals court ruled against her. She can't run for office. The fight is probably not over.
The point is, pay your income taxes by the due date. Then you don't end up in hot water. You avoid fines, late fees, court action and liens. And a bad reputation.
But owing state income in South Carolina? Big deal, when it comes to running for office.