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South Carolina Sales Tax Rate Changes, May 2016


 South Carolina

Several local sales and use tax rate changes are scheduled to take effect in South Carolina on May 1, 2016.

Expiring taxes

Allendale County’s 1% capital projects sales tax will expire on April 30, 2016. As a result, local sales and use tax in Allendale County will drop to 1% effective May 1, 2016, and the combined rate will drop to 7%.

Reinstated taxes

The following local taxes will expire on April 30, 2016, but be reinstated on May 1, 2016:

  • Berkeley County’s 1% transportation tax (combined rate remains 8%)
  • Lancaster County’s 1% capital projects tax (combined rate remains 8%)
  • Sumter County’s 1% capital projects tax (combined rate remains 8%)

Additional information is available at the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.