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US South Carolina e-commerce sales tax


US South Carolina e-commerce sales tax

South Carolina has become the latest US state to introduce local sales tax on sales to consumers from online retailers.  The state's current sales tax rate is 6%, although this can rise to 9% depending on local municipal tax additions.

The state allowed an exemption for in-state retailers like Amazon selling from out of the territory to be exempt from local sales tax. The exemption was negotiated a number of years ago to encourage local investment and job-creation.  Out-of-state retailers remain exempt for the time being.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.