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ACTION NEEDED before May 20, 2020 for over-collection of sales and use tax in multiple city regions of South Carolina

Overview

Avalara recently determined that between April 1, 2020 and April 28, 2020, transactions applied to addresses in multiple cities in South Carolina may have returned a 1% over-collection of Sales and Use tax.

Environment

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Resolution

Please take these mitigation steps:

Identify affected transactions

Review your sales and use transactions for the South Carolina city regions below from April 1 through April 28, 2020, to see which transactions calculated with an unexpected sales or use tax rate of 1%. 

ANDREWS FOUNTAIN INN NORTH AUGUSTA YEMASSEE
BLYTHEWOOD GOOSE CREEK NORTH CHARLESTON  
CLEMSON HONEA PATH SUMMERVILLE  
COLUMBIA IRMO WARE SHOALS  

To find affected transactions, review transactional data on the Transactions tab in AvaTax, or run a Tax Return - Sales and Sellers Use Tax Report.

 

Recalculate sales tax on the affected transactions

You will need to complete this review and make any necessary changes on or before May 20, 2020.

Note: It is unlawful to over-collect and not remit the over-collected tax. If you choose not to recalculate and refund the over-collected tax, you must report and remit the over-collected tax.

If needed, contact your tax professional for guidance on how to report the overcharged tax.