S.C. Code Regs. 117-305.8 - Meals Served by Boarding Houses

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

Food furnished by operators of boarding houses is not considered to be sold at retail when the charge for such food is a lump sum covering meals for a week or for a month when such food is not offered for sale to the general public. The supplier of foodstuffs is liable for the sales tax on sales to the operator at the time of the sale to him. The boarding house operator is considered to be the user of the materials he purchases.

Note, however, in instances where the boarding house operator is liable for the license and the tax under Section 12-36-920 he is liable for the tax measured by his gross proceeds of sales of meals plus gross proceeds derived from the rental or charges for rooms, lodgings, or accommodations furnished to transients. In this instance the properties which become a component of the meals prepared for sale are purchased at wholesale, tax-free. All other items of tangible personal property, such as heating and cooking fuels, furniture, linens, appliances, radios, and television sets are subject to the tax at the time of purchase by the boarding house operator.


S.C. Code Regs. 117-305.8
Added by State Register Volume 26, Issue No. 6, Part 2, eff June 28, 2002.

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