Sales Tax Rate In $locality South Carolina 2016 Fairfield County, South Carolina Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

2016 Fairfield County sales tax
Exact tax amount may vary for different items
Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
South Carolina State Sales Tax 6.00%
Fairfield County Sales Tax 1.00%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 7.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Fairfield County, South Carolina sales tax is 7.00% , consisting of 6.00% South Carolina state sales tax and 1.00% Fairfield County local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.00% county sales tax.

  • The Fairfield County Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Fairfield County
  • Groceries are exempt from the Fairfield County and South Carolina state sales taxes
  • Fairfield County collects a 1% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under South Carolina law
  • Fairfield County has a lower sales tax than 58.8% of South Carolina's other cities and counties

Fairfield County South Carolina Sales Tax Exemptions

FAIRFIELD COUNTY - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Fairfield County doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under South Carolina law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional South Carolina state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. South Carolina's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Fairfield County.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:7% Prepared Food:11.5% Prescription Drugs:1% Non-Prescription Drugs:1%

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All merchants operating in Fairfield County must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the South Carolina Department of Revenue . For more details, see the South Carolina sales tax.

Fairfield County Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Fairfield County sales tax region partially or fully covers 5 zip codes in South Carolina. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in South Carolina here

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