S.C. Code Regs. 117-309.4 - Artists

Artists engaged in the business of designing, sketching, engraving, drawing or painting upon paper, canvas, wood or other materials and selling such designs, sketches, engraving, drawings or paintings to purchasers for use or consumption and not for resale, are in the business of selling tangible personal property at retail and are required to pay the tax upon the total amount of the receipts from such sales.

The tax is payable on the total selling price of the finished product and no division of the selling price may be made so that the tax would be payable only on the materials consumed. A completed painting is tangible personal property as is, for example, a valuable vase. In the same category is a completed design sketch, engraving or drawing made or designed by artists.


S.C. Code Regs. 117-309.4

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