Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 1, by striking SECTION 2 and inserting:
/ SECTION 2. Article 3, Chapter 4, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-4-397. (A) For purposes of this section, a 'tax statute of this State' means a statute imposing or relating to the imposition or nonimposition of a tax or fee administrated by the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
(B) In applying the revenue statutes of this State, the department's interpretation of those statutes must be based solely on the plain meaning of the statute's text and the legislative intent giving rise to the statute's enactment.
(C) Terms contained in the tax statutes of this State may not be given broader meaning in policy documents or regulations of the department beyond the meaning of the statute.
(D) If the application of subsection (B) results in ambiguity with respect to the correct application of the statute, then that ambiguity must be resolved in favor of the taxpayer. The department shall report any ambiguity to the Governor, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the respective Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.