South Carolina sales tax rate changes, May 2017
- Feb 7, 2017 | Gail Cole
Numerous local sales and use tax rate changes are set to take effect in South Carolina on May 1, 2017.
A new 1% Capital Projects Tax will take effect in the following counties, bringing the general tax rate to 8% and the accommodations tax rate to 9%:
- Allendale County
- Barnwell County
- Greenwood County
- Horry County
- McCormick County
- Williamsburg County
Charleston County will increase its transportation tax from 0.5% to 1%. This is in addition to the current state and local taxes. The new general rate for Charleston County will be 9%, and the new accommodations rate will be 10%.
Newberry County will reimpose its 1% Capital Projects Tax. However, the tax will not apply to any sales of unprepared food (not just unprepared food purchased with food stamps).
Union County will impose a new 1% local option tax, bringing the new general rate to 7% and the new accommodations tax rate to 8%.
Additional information is available from the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
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