S.C. Code Regs. 117-335.2 - Modular Homes
The basis upon which the tax is calculated on a modular home (as regulated in Chapter 43 of Title 23) is only fifty percent of the "gross proceeds of sales" as defined in Code Section 12-36-2120(34). A modular home regulated under Chapter 43 of Title 23 cannot be considered a manufactured home, even if the home meets the definitional requirements of a manufactured home in Code Section 40-29-20.
The maximum tax provisions do not apply to modular homes. Local sales and use taxes that are administered and collected by the Department of behalf of local jurisdictions do apply to modular homes.
The retail sale upon which the tax is based is the sale by the manufacturer to either the modular home dealer or home buyer, whichever is applicable. See Code Section 12-36-2120(34).
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