South Carolina sales tax rates

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South Carolina sales tax range for 2024

6%–9%

Base state sales tax rate

6%

Local rate range*

0%–3%

Total rate range

6%–9%

*Rates are rounded to the nearest hundredth. Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend our lookup and calculator tools on this page for the most accurate rates.

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Tax rates can vary within a county, a city, or even a ZIP code. Using a street address helps to ensure more accurate rates and calculations when compared to relying on broader geographic indicators.

 

*Rates are rounded to the nearest hundredth.

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South Carolina sales tax details

The South Carolina (SC) state sales tax rate is currently 6%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 9%. South Carolina businesses are required to file and remit sales tax electronically.

 

South Carolina was listed in Kiplinger’s 2011 10 tax-friendly states for retirees with one exception: “sales taxes can be high…” in addition to the statewide rate, “…counties can levy an additional 2% [but] prescription drugs are exempt.”

 

Amazon.com owns and operates a fulfillment center in South Carolina. This physical presence, or nexus, will eventually create a sales tax obligation for Amazon and many sellers participating in Amazon’s Seller Central and Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) programs. Amazon is slated to begin collecting in South Carolina in 2016.

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