South Carolina

The South Carolina (SC) state sales tax rate is currently 6.0%. 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.

South Carolina and Sales Tax

According to South Carolina, the “…state sales tax was first imposed in South Carolina in 1951.” The State sales tax rate has been 6% since 2007.
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South Carolina Department of Revenue