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- State and federal returns are due April 15, 2019.
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December 30 2018
Despite the ongoing government shutdown, tax season is essentially upon us. If not resolved, the shutdown could delay the official start of tax season, as defined by the date the IRS begins accepting and processing tax returns.
But even though the government may allow themselves to ignore their responsibilities, that privilege does not apply to me and you my friends. So in the interest of helping you make sure you timely fulfill your tax filing obligations I call your attention to this list of items to bring to your tax appointment. It’s an oldie but a goody.
Otherwise there is not much more you can do right now. However, you need to be aware that the TCJA (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) has imposed substantial changes on the tax system. Everything from the look of the tax forms to the way claiming your dependents impacts your refund has changed. Almost everything will be different. So if you are one of those people that just kind of copies everything from last years return onto the current years return, that won’t work this year.
We are here to help. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tax On Wheels, LLC at 803 732-4288. We will be glad to answer your questions free of charge.
- clothing and clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, handbags)
- school supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, calculators)
- computers and computer software
- printers and printer supplies
- bath washcloths, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats
- blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets
- pillows and pillowcases
- SC Revenue Ruling #10-7 – a detailed list of examples of exempt items and a list of examples of nonexempt items
- SC Revenue Ruling #10-8 – an FAQ document regarding the holiday
- SC Information Letter #16-6 – the 2016 holiday dates document
*The list above is not comprehensive. For a more detailed list of exempt items, please see SC Revenue Ruling #10-7 provided above.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue has published on its website a basic tutorial on South Carolina taxation. For the do it your selfer or those new to South Carolina taxation, this could be a very useful tool to help you complete your tax return.
The tutorial can be found here
Of course, for those who prefer to have someone else prepare their tax return, Tax On Wheels, LLC is available year round to assist you. We can be reached at 803 732-4288.
January 15 2016
South Carolina taxpayers impacted by the October 2015 floods were offered an extension for returns and payments due between October 1, 2015 and February 16, 2016. The February 16 deadline is approaching.
Flood related disaster information may be found on the South Carolina Department of Revenue web site
Please feel free to contact Tax On Wheels, LLC at 803 732-4288 if you need assistance.
The South Carolina Department of Revenue has issued notice that it will provide relief to taxpayers affected by the recent flood disaster event. The state promises to essentially mirror the relief provided by the federal government.
Here is a link to a PDF document discussing this relief.
Please feel free to contact Tax On Wheels, LLC at 803 732-4288 if we can be of assistance to you in any matters regarding the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
October 6, 2014
The supreme court’s refusal to hear the state of Virginia’s appeal of a court ruling allowing same sex marriages means Virginia must recognize same sex marriage. Since South Carolina is in the same circuit and bound by the same rulings does this mean same sex marriage in South Carolina is now likely to be confirmed in short order.
We will have to wait for the legal scholars to weigh in on this case but it sure looks like same sex marriage has arrived in South Carolina. And if so, does that mean South Carolina taxpayers who are in a same sex marriage may now file joint tax returns for South Carolina tax purposes.
You may recall that the South Carolina Department of Revenue promulgated procedures for same sex couples who are in federally recognized same sex marriages, and therefore able to file a joint federal tax return, to bifurcate their tax returns for state taxation purposes thereby removing the joint filing status for state purposes. It now appears to me that this procedure is no longer constitutionally kosher.
This weekend, the 6% state sales and use tax, and any applicable local sales and use tax, will not be imposed on clothing, clothing accessories (e.g., hats, scarves, hosiery, and handbags), footwear, school supplies (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, binders, notebooks, books, bookbags, lunchboxes, and calculators), computers, printers and printer supplies, computer software, and bath wash clothes, blankets, bed spreads, bed linens, sheet sets, comforter sets, bath towels, shower curtains, bath rugs and mats, pillows, and pillow cases.
The sales tax holiday, however, does not apply to sales of jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches, furniture, rental of clothing or footwear, items for use in a business, or items placed on layaway or similar deferred payment and delivery plans.
This may or may not be the best time to purchase your back to school items. Some retailers may not put the best prices on their wares this weekend, relying instead on the feeding frenzy that is sales tax free weekend to drive sales. Once the sales taxes are back in place, retailers have to once again compete for your business by giving you the best price.
However, tax free weekend may be an excellent time to purchase products that have their prices set on a nationwide basis, such as computers or other goods purchased online. Next weekend, after the sales tax holiday has ended, may produce better overall prices as retailers seek to sell their remaining inventory but the selection may be limited as items may be picked over at that point. The trick is to know the true cost of your intended purchase and only buy if its a good deal or you are not really concerned about getting the best possible price.
Remember, if your goal is to get the best possible price, avoiding sales taxes may not be the best way to get there. If you end up having to pay sales taxes but still get a lower overall price, that, my friends, is still a victory in the retail wars.