Posts tagged South Carolina tax.

Tobacco manufacturers and distributors have long made refund/rebate payments to retailers for the retailer’s purchase of cigarettes and other tobacco products from the manufacturer, provided the retailer reduces the price of the cigarettes and other tobacco products sold to the retailer’s customers.

In 2020, the South Carolina Department of Revenue issued SC Revenue Ruling #20-3 (“Buydowns – Tobacco Company Payments to Retailers”), and related Information Letter #20-35, administratively determining that these “buydown” payments from the ...

On April 13, 2020, the South Carolina Department of Revenue issued SC Information Letter #20-8 with updated guidance concerning COVID-19 related filing and payment extensions.  This guidance provides:

  • Filing Deadlines Extended. South Carolina tax relief to July 15, 2020, now applies to all taxpayers that have an income tax, franchise tax, or corporate license fee filing or payment deadline (originally or pursuant to a valid extension) between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020. Individuals (including individuals working or living outside the United States), corporations ...

South Carolina imposes a number of civil tax penalties that are similar to those imposed under the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).  South Carolina’s civil tax penalties, while similar in some respects, are not the same as the Code’s civil penalties.    The following is a summary of South Carolina’s civil tax penalties:

1. Failure to file (late filing) – 5% of the amount due is levied per month or fraction thereof, up to 25%.

2. Failure to pay (late payment) – 0.5% of the amount due is levied per month or fraction thereof, up to 25%

3. Negligence or disregard – 5% of the ...

South Carolina imposes a sales and complimentary use tax on the retail sale or use of tangible personal property in the state. The taxes are assessed by the South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR). Retailers are generally required to collect and remit the sales tax to the DOR, while purchasers are required to directly pay the use tax. There are significant exclusions and exemptions to both taxes. If a business retailer or purchaser does not pay the sales or use tax, the DOR may have the ability to make a "responsible person" assessment of the tax (including penalties and interest ...

The income of a multi-state business subject to tax in South Carolina is ordinarily determined by allocating certain income to South Carolina and apportioning the remainder of the business's income based on the ratio of South Carolina sales to gross sales everywhere. However, the law permits a taxpayer or the South Carolina Department of Revenue to use an alternative method when the ordinary allocation and apportionment rules do not fairly represent the extent of a taxpayer's business activities in South Carolina.

On December 23, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an ...

Robert is a veteran tax return preparer of 20 years, who walks into his office on February 2, 2015 to begin a busy income tax filing season. Julie and Michelle stop by Robert's office and give their wage and income statements to Robert for the calendar year 2014. They tell Robert they were legally married in Massachusetts on July 4, 2013, but they are South Carolina residents now and wish to file both a federal and South Carolina income tax return as a married couple. Shortly thereafter, another couple, Mark and Brad, walk into Robert's office and state they were married in South Carolina on ...

On July 24, 2013 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of Centex International, Inc. v. South Carolina Department of Revenue, Opinion No. 27288. In a 3-2 decision, the Court found that a partnership did not qualify for the infrastructure tax credit and that its corporate owners could not claim the infrastructure tax credit. The partnership clearly incurred infrastructure expenses, but the Department of Revenue argued that only a corporate taxpayer was entitled to earn and claim the credit. The Court agreed.

The Court framed its analysis by reciting general ...

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