S.C. Code Regs. 117-303 - Laundry, Launderette, Cleaning, Dyeing or Pressing Establishments

Current through Register Vol. 45, No. 9, September 24, 2021

Code Sections 12-36-910 and 12-36-1310 impose the sales and use taxes on the "gross proceeds accruing or proceeding from the business of providing or furnishing any laundering, dry cleaning, dyeing, or pressing service, but does not apply to the gross proceeds derived from coin-operated laundromats and dry cleaning machines."

The gross proceeds accruing or proceeding from the business of providing or furnishing "any laundering, dry cleaning, dyeing or pressing service," is construed to mean all charges made by such businesses including charges for repairing, altering, storing, pick-up, and delivery of the product so laundered, dry cleaned, dyed or pressed.

Code Section 12-36-2120(24) exempts from the sales and use taxes "supplies and machinery used by laundries, cleaning, dyeing, pressing, or garment or other textile rental establishments in the direct performance of their primary function, but not sales of supplies and machinery used by coin-operated laundromats."

A machine exempted from the tax under Code Section 12-36-2120(24) is construed to mean any machine used in the "production line" of such laundry, launderette, cleaning, dyeing or pressing establishment, beginning with the marking of the garment for identification and ending with the wrapping or preparation of the garment for return to customer and any machine used in the cleaning production line of a garment or textile rental establishment for the purpose of cleaning garments and textiles for rent to customers.

Supplies are determined to mean supplies, including fuel, that are necessary to work with or on the garment in order to perform the primary function of the laundry, launderette, cleaning, dyeing or pressing business or supplies, including fuel, used in the cleaning production line of a garment or textile rental establishment for the purpose of cleaning garments and textiles for rent to customers. The exemption for supplies does not include equipment such as desks, chairs, typewriters, adding machines, cash registers, change machines, counters, delivery equipment, or any administrative or advertising supplies or equipment.

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S.C. Code Regs. 117-303

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