Current Status Bill Number:
3846Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970409Primary Sponsor: SharpeAll Sponsors: Sharpe, R. Smith, Rhoad, Sheheen, Webb, Witherspoon, Delleney and RiserDrafted Document Number: egm\18595djc.97Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Finance Committee 06 SFSubject: Sales tax, maximum; cap of three hundred dollars established on livestock trailers; Agriculture, Taxation
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19970501 Introduced, read first time, 06 SF referred to Committee House 19970430 Read third time, sent to Senate House 19970429 Read second time House 19970424 Committee report: Favorable 30 HWM House 19970409 Introduced, read first time, 30 HWM referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
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April 24, 1997
Introduced by Reps. Sharpe, R. Smith, Rhoad, Sheheen, Webb, Witherspoon, Delleney and Riser
S. Printed 4/24/97--H.
Read the first time April 9, 1997.
To whom was referred a Bill (H. 3846), to amend Section 12-36-2110, as amended, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the maximum tax on the sale or lease of certain items, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
HENRY E. BROWN, JR., for Committee.
This bill would reduce sales tax revenue by approximately $25,000 per year. Of this total, $20,000 would be a reduction in general fund revenue and $5,000 would be a reduction in EIA revenue.
From information provided by trailer dealers, we estimate that, at maximum, there is approximately $500,000 of livestock trailer sales above the proposed $6,000 cap threshold per year.
Burnet R. Maybank, III
S.C. Department of Revenue
TO AMEND SECTION 12-36-2110, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO THE MAXIMUM TAX ON THE SALE OR LEASE OF CERTAIN ITEMS, SO AS TO ESTABLISH A CAP OF THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS ON THE SALES TAX IMPOSED ON THE SALE OF LIVESTOCK TRAILERS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 12-36-2110(A) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 431 of 1996, is further amended to read:
"(A) The maximum tax imposed by this chapter is three hundred dollars for each sale made after June 30, 1984, or lease executed after August 31, 1985, of each:
(1) aircraft, including unassembled aircraft which is to be assembled by the purchaser, but not items to be added to the unassembled aircraft;
(2) motor vehicle;
(5) trailer or semitrailer, pulled by a truck tractor, as defined in Section 56-3-20, and horse trailers, and livestock trailers, regardless of the type of vehicle that pulls the horse trailer or livestock trailer, but not including house trailers or campers as defined in Section 56-3-710;
(6) recreational vehicle, including tent campers, travel trailer, park model, park trailer, motor home, and fifth wheel; or
(7) self-propelled light construction equipment with compatible attachments limited to a maximum of one hundred sixty net engine horsepower.
In the case of a lease, the total tax rate required by law applies on each payment until the total tax paid equals three hundred dollars. Nothing in this section prohibits a taxpayer from paying the total tax due at the time of execution of the lease, or with any payment under the lease. To qualify for the tax limitation provided by this section, a lease must be in writing and specifically state the term of, and remain in force for, a period in excess of ninety continuous days."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.