South Carolina Sales Tax on Food and Meals South Carolina: Sales Tax Handbook

South Carolina:

Are Food and Meals subject to sales tax?

While South Carolina's sales tax generally applies to most transactions, certain items have special treatment in many states when it comes to sales taxes. This page describes the taxability of food and meals in South Carolina, including catering and grocery food. To learn more, see a full list of taxable and tax-exempt items in South Carolina.

In the state of South Carolina, any voluntary gratuities that are distributed to employees are not considered to be taxable.

Grocery Food
In the state of South Dakota, unprepared food which is possible to be purchased with federal food stamps is considered to be exempt from both state sales and use tax. This being said, however, it may be subject to other local sales and use taxes.

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