S.C. Code Regs. 117-309.10 - Interior Decorators

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

Interior decorators are generally engaged in the business of selling home or office furnishings of which many, such as portieres, curtains, draperies and seat and slip covers, are made to customers' specifications. The total charge for such made-to-order merchandise is subject to the tax without any deduction for fabrication labor whether such labor is performed by the decorator or by others for the decorator's account.

It is frequently necessary to repair, renovate or reupholster furniture. Sublet repairs are taxable on the total charge to the customer when the repair materials are sold or furnished by the decorator.

It may also be necessary to remodel interiors such as by painting or papering walls, hanging mirrors, pictures and lighting fixtures or other accessories, or replacing floor coverings. Labor for these purposes is not subject to the tax provided it is separately shown from the sales price of tangible personal property on the invoice to the customer. Other exempt charges when separately invoiced to the customer are consultation fees and reimbursement for travel expenses.


S.C. Code Regs. 117-309.10

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