US South Carolina e-commerce sales tax

Sat 9th Jan 2016

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.