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South Carolina Sales Tax Rate Changes, May 2015


 Sales tax rates change take effect May 2015 in South Carolina.

Two counties in South Carolina will impose a new 1% Capital Projects Tax, effective May 1, 2015.

Colleton County

Beginning May 2015, two local option sales and use taxes will be collected in Colleton County (instead of just one):

  • 1% local option tax (collected since July 1991; applies to sales of unprepared food)
  • 1% Capital Projects tax (exempts sales of unprepared food)

Georgetown County

The 1% Capital Projects Tax taking effect May 2015 is the first local sales and use tax imposed by Georgetown County. It exempts sales of unprepared food.

Future changes

Several localities voted to re-impose local taxes during the November 2014 election. These are as follows:

  • Charleston County, Education Capital Improvement Tax
  • Chester County, Capital Projects Tax
  • Lancaster County, Capital Projects Tax
  • Sumter County, Capital Projects Tax

Additional information about the May rate changes is available South Carolina Department of Revenue at a later date.

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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.