S.C. Code Regs. 117-306.2 - Automobile Repair Shops

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

Materials which pass to the repairman's customer and which do not lose their identity when used by the repairman and which are a substantial part of the repair job (such as automobile parts, accessories, tires, tubes and batteries) are sold at retail by the repairman. He must report sales tax on such sales, including tax on the service incidental thereto. He may, however, if making separate agreements to sell the repair parts and to perform the labor and services required, remit tax only upon the price of the parts if his records and his invoices clearly show a separation of the amounts received from sales of parts and from the rendering of services.

Materials which pass to the repairman's customer but which lose their identity when used by the repairman or which are inconsequential in amount (such as paint, solder and upholstery tacks) are considered to have been used or consumed by the repairman and are taxable at the time of sale to him.

The painting of automobiles is a service by the painter. Receipts from such painting are not taxable. The paint, supplies, etc., used or consumed by the painter are taxable when sold to him.

Materials which are used or consumed by the repairman and which do not pass on to his customer (such as tools, equipment, paint remover, upholstery cleaner and tire cleaner) are taxable when sold to the repairman.

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S.C. Code Regs. 117-306.2

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