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South Carolina sales tax rate changes, May 2017


 Spring will bring new local sales and use tax rates to South Carolina.

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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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.