Sales Tax Rate In $locality South Carolina 2016 Lancaster, South Carolina Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Lancaster

LANCASTER Sales Tax Rate

8.00%

2016 Lancaster sales tax
Exact tax amount may vary for different items
Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
South Carolina State Sales Tax 6.00%
County Sales Tax N/A
Lancaster Sales Tax 1.00%
Special Sales Tax 1.00%
Combined Sales Tax 8.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Lancaster, South Carolina sales tax is 8.00% , consisting of 6.00% South Carolina state sales tax and 2.00% Lancaster local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.00% city sales tax and a 1.00% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Lancaster Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Lancaster
  • Groceries are exempt from the Lancaster and South Carolina state sales taxes
  • Lancaster collects a 2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under South Carolina law
  • Lancaster has a higher sales tax than 88.7% of South Carolina's other cities and counties

Lancaster South Carolina Sales Tax Exemptions

LANCASTER - 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. Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:8% Prepared Food:12.5% Prescription Drugs:2% Non-Prescription Drugs:2%

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All merchants operating in Lancaster 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.

Lancaster Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Lancaster sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 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

2972129722

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