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New Rates for South Carolina, Spring 2013


 Spring Brings Some New Rates for South Carolina.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue has announced a number of upcoming local sales and use tax rate changes.

Orangeburg County will re-impose a 1% capital projects tax that is set to expire on March 31. The new tax, effective April 1, 2013, will also be 1% but will not apply to sales of unprepared food.

The following new taxes will take effect on May 1, 2013. These taxes are in addition to the current local and state sales and use taxes:

  • Bamberg County: 1% capital projects tax*;
  • Hampton County: 1% capital projects tax*;
  • Lee County: 1% capital projects tax*;
  • Marion County: 1% capital projects tax*; and
  • Richland County: 1% transportation tax.

* Does not apply to the sale of unprepared food.

Read about Marlboro County rate changes.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.