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Admissions to South Carolina State Museum Are Exempt


 See the Erskine College Telescope at the South Carolina State Museum.

This summer at the South Carolina State Museum, visitors can learn about South Carolina’s role in the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars, or roll up their sleeves and dig for dinosaurs. And beginning July 1, 2014, visitors will not pay tax on admissions charged by the South Carolina State Museum.

Some states tax admissions to museums and some don’t. South Carolina’s northern neighbor, North Carolina, used to exempt admission charges but has taxed them since the beginning of this year. And South Carolina generally levies, assesses, and collects a license tax of five percent (plus applicable local taxes) “paid upon paid admissions to places of amusement." Only admissions to the State Museum are exempt.

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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.