Guests booking AirBNB listings in South Carolina to soon pay taxes

Credit: AirBNB

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Guests who book AirBNB listings in South Carolina will soon pay taxes.

Here’s a break-down of the taxes. The changes are effective June 1.

• South Carolina State Sales and Use Tax: 5% of the listing price including any cleaning fee and guest fee for reservations 89 nights and shorter.
• South Carolina State Accommodations Tax: 2% of the listing price including any cleaning fee and guest fee for reservations 89 nights and shorter.
• Local Taxes collected by the State: 0.5-8%, per Local Tax type, of the listing price including any cleaning fee and guest fee for reservations 89 nights and shorter. One or more of the following Local Taxes may apply: Capital Project Tax, Catawba Tribal Tax, School District Tax, Education Capital Improvement Tax, Transportation Tax, Local Option Tax, Tourism Development Tax.

We’re told AirBNB is only collecting the Local Taxes that are administered or collected by the State at this time.

For detailed information, visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue website and the Sales and Use Tax Manual.

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