S.C. Code Regs. 117-317.2 - Retailers
Sales of tangible personal property physically or constructively repossessed by a retailer through the mechanics of claim and delivery proceedings, by peaceful surrender or otherwise are subject to the sales tax when resold either for cash or on new conditional sales contracts.
On assumption agreements the amount to be included in gross proceeds of sales is the balance in default on conditional sales contracts held by retailers and any down-payment made by the person assuming the former purchaser's obligation in exchange for the repossessed property. This is irrespective of the mechanics used by such retailers in transferring title to repossessed property to new owners.
Conversely, no tax is due by a retailer when under the terms of recourse contracts with finance companies and other lending agencies it becomes necessary for the retailer to find a buyer to assume the balance owed a lender because of default on the part of the borrower.
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