S.C. Code Regs. 117-314.4 - Awnings

Generally, an awning attached to a building as a permanent fixture is a part of the building and comes within the provisions covering the sale of building materials.

Metal or other permanent type awnings attached to buildings with screws or bolts or otherwise securely attached become a part of the building. The materials from which these awnings are made come within the building material class. When the materials are purchased prefabricated, sales tax is due by the person making the installation to the supplier, if purchased in South Carolina, or use tax is due the state of South Carolina if purchased from an out-of-state seller not registered under the use tax.

Where the person making the installation purchases materials such as sheets of aluminum from which he manufactures the components of awnings the tax is due to the state by such person based upon the fair market value of the components laid down at the job site.

It is the rule of the department that lightly attached cloth awnings do not fall into the building material category and are to be taxed at the sale thereof from the awning dealer to the property owner.


S.C. Code Regs. 117-314.4

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