Current Status Introducing Body:
HouseBill Number: 3274Ratification Number: 124Act Number: 69Primary Sponsor: KirshType of Legislation: GBSubject: Taxes, collection of delinquentCompanion Bill Number: 473Date Bill Passed both Bodies: Apr 30, 1991Computer Document Number: JIC/5227.HCGovernor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: May 23, 1991Introduced Date: Jan 22, 1991Last History Body: ------Last History Date: May 23, 1991Last History Type: Act No. 69Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: Kirsh McTeer D. ElliottType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 3274 ------ May 23, 1991 Act No. 69 3274 ------ May 23, 1991 Signed by Governor 3274 ------ May 21, 1991 Ratified R 124 3274 Senate Apr 30, 1991 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 3274 Senate Apr 29, 1991 Read second time, notice of general amendments 3274 Senate Apr 25, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 06 3274 Senate Mar 21, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 06 referred to Committee 3274 House Mar 21, 1991 Read third time, sent to Senate 3274 House Mar 20, 1991 Read second time 3274 House Mar 19, 1991 Committee Report: Favorable 30 3274 House Jan 22, 1991 Introduced, read first time, 30 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A69, R124, H3274)
AN ACT TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 12-54-260 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT STATE TAXES BY SETTING OFF DELINQUENT TAXES AGAINST AMOUNTS DUE THE TAXPAYER FOR PROVIDING GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE STATE, TO PROVIDE THAT THE SOUTH CAROLINA TAX COMMISSION SHALL PROVIDE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION TO THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAKING SETOFFS, TO REQUIRE AMOUNTS SET OFF TO BE REMITTED TO THE COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE FOR WRITTEN NOTICES OF THE SETOFF TO THE TAXPAYERS, AND TO PROVIDE FOR REVIEW OF SETOFFS BY THE COMMISSION.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Setoff for delinquent taxes
SECTION 1. Article 1, Chapter 54, Title 12 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 12-54-260. (A) As used in this section:
(1) `Delinquent taxes' mean state taxes including penalty, interest, and costs for which a warrant for distraint has been issued and filed by the commission.
(2) `Commission' means the South Carolina Tax Commission.
(3) `Payment owed by the State' means amounts for which the Comptroller General is responsible for payment and which result from goods or services rendered or to be rendered to the State or its agencies or political subdivisions.
(4) `Collecting agency' means the Comptroller General.
(B) The commission may collect delinquent taxes by means of a setoff procedure as provided in this section.
(C) The commission shall provide to the Comptroller General the names, social security numbers, or federal employer identification numbers, or other identifying information considered necessary by the Comptroller General to determine whether a payment owed by the State to a taxpayer is a payment due a taxpayer owing delinquent taxes.
(D) Based solely on the information furnished by the commission, the Comptroller General shall determine if a payment owed by the State is payable to a taxpayer owing delinquent taxes and on this determination he shall remit the payment to the commission. The commission shall promptly notify the delinquent taxpayer of the payment. Remitting of the payment to the commission terminates the Comptroller General's responsibilities under this section, except as otherwise provided by law. The commission's notice to the taxpayer must:
(1) be in writing;
(2) specify the amount paid to the commission;
(3) state the total amount the commission determines to be due from the taxpayer;
(4) specify the name, address, and telephone number of an employee of the commission whom the taxpayer can contact to discuss the delinquent tax liability.
(E) Reviews of setoffs are with the commission and information furnished by the commission to the Comptroller General is considered correct and reliable for use by the Comptroller General in applying the setoff procedure."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 23rd day of May, 1991.