South Carolina: Sales Tax Handbook
2016 List of South Carolina Local Sales Tax Rates
Lowest sales tax (6.00%) Highest sales tax (8.50%)
South Carolina has state sales tax of 6.00%, and allows local governments to collect a local option sales tax of up to 3.00%. There are a total of 79 local tax jurisdictions across the state, collecting an average local tax of 1.254%. Click here for a larger sales tax map, or here for a sales tax table.
Combined with the state sales tax, the highest sales tax rate in South Carolina is 8.50% in the cities of Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston, Charleston and Johns Island (and twelve other cities).Last updated October 2016
South Carolina County-Level Sales Taxes
In the map of South Carolina above, the 46 counties in South Carolina are colorized based on the maximum sales tax rate that occurs within that county. Counties marked with a in the list below have a county-level sales tax. You can also download a South Carolina sales tax rate database.
South Carolina City and Locality Sales Taxes
Cities or towns marked with an have a local city-level sales tax, potentially in addition to additional local government sales taxes. Click on any city name for the applicable local sales tax rates.
South Carolina Sales Tax Rates by Zip Code:
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