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South Carolina Sales Tax Calculator

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Mark Stewart is the in-house Certified Public Accountant, an accomplished author and financial media specialist.

South Carolina Sales Tax Calculator

If your business sells physical products or certain types of services, you will need to collect and pay sales tax. In South Carolina, the first step is visiting the department of revenue website and registering for sales tax in order to acquire a seller’s permit, or sales tax permit. 

Use our Sales Tax Calculator to determine your exact sales tax rate and total purchase amount. 

South Carolina Sales Tax Calculator

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What Products and Services Are Subject to Sales Tax in South Carolina?

All retail sales are subject to sale tax in South Carolina. Services that are subject to sales tax include dry cleaning and communications services. Sales tax exemptions include groceries, prescription medicines, and gasoline. 

South Carolina Sales Tax Rate

The state sales tax rate in South Carolina is 6%.

South Carolina sales tax rates vary depending on which county and city you’re in. Check South Carolina Department of Revenue site for the exact rates.

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How to Register for South Carolina Sales Tax

In South Carolina, acquire a seller’s permit by following the department of revenue’s detailed instructions for registration: 

  1. Fill out the business tax registration form on the South Carolina online business filings site
  2. Pay the $50 fee. 


In South Carolina, and across the country, collecting sales tax is a must if you want to avoid potentially heavy fines and even closure. It’s crucial that you follow your state’s laws, and you might consider consulting with an accountant or tax attorney to make sure you’re in full compliance.


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South Carolina Sales Tax Calculator