S.C. Code Regs. 117-306.3 - Jewelry Repairmen
The jewelry repairmen is deemed to be engaged primarily in rendering services when he repairs property belonging to others. He is the purchaser for use or consumption of tangible personal property used by him in rendering such services. Consequently, the sales by the supply house to the jewelry repairman of articles of machinery and equipment and of such supplies as springs, crystals, jewel staffs, gold, silver solder and other materials used incident to the repair operation are sales at retail within the meaning of the sales and use tax law. Receipts of the jewelry repairman from watch, clock or other jewelry repair are not subject to the tax.
The sales of watches, clocks, watch bands, watch chains, and other items of jewelry or property of like nature constitutes sales of tangible personal property and as such bear the tax. The repairman making sales of such property is required to hold a retail license and to remit directly to the department the tax on such sales.
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