View Amendment Current Amendment: 2 to Bill 985 Rep. MERRILL proposes the following Amendment No. 2 to S. 985 (COUNCIL\BBM\985C003.BBM.HTC14):

Reference is to Printer's Date 5/15/14-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, in SECTION 1, by striking Section 6-1-620 beginning on page 3 and inserting:

/ Section 6-1-620.      (A)      When the provisions of this article apply in an implementing jurisdiction, the South Carolina Department of Revenue, and the implementing jurisdiction using returns and copies of returns and other documents filed with or otherwise available to them shall share data helpful to both the department and the implementing jurisdiction in determining possible instances of noncompliance.
     (B)      Implementing jurisdictions shall include or cause to be included notices in annual property tax notices for parcels of residential real property assessed for property tax purposes pursuant to Section 12-43-220(e) as the implementing jurisdiction determines appropriate. These notices must provide details of business license taxes, local accommodations tax, and state sales tax on accommodations required to be paid by persons renting residential real property to tourists in the implementing jurisdiction and the intention of the implementing jurisdiction to vigorously enforce these requirements. Details must include specific information on obtaining additional information with respect to these requirements and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of officials of implementing jurisdictions that are able to answer questions, provide forms, and assist in compliance. Counties must be reimbursed by implementing municipalities for extra expenses incurred by a county in providing these notices.
     (C)      In addition to other penalties and interest imposed by the ordinance of an implementing jurisdiction for failure to comply with local accommodations tax requirements imposed pursuant to Article 5 of this chapter required of owners in the business of renting residential accommodations to tourists, the jurisdiction may impose, with respect to a single rental property, a one-time civil penalty for noncompliance for failure to obtain a required business license of not less than five hundred dollars nor more than two thousand dollars for each seven days the property was rented. This additional penalty may not be imposed unless the owner has received the notice provided pursuant to subsection (B). For purposes of enforcement and collection, this penalty is deemed property tax on the rental property. /

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