South Carolina Sales Tax Rate Changes, May 2015
- Apr 7, 2015 | Gail Cole
Two counties in South Carolina will impose a new 1% Capital Projects Tax, effective May 1, 2015.
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)
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.
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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