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10636: SC - EF Message 0004

South Carolina

Why am I seeing red message 0004 on a South Carolina individual return?

South Carolina imposes a 6% use tax on tangible goods purchased out-of-state and brought into the state. Local sales tax may also apply. In order to e-file, the taxpayer must either declare out-of-state purchases for computation and payment of the use/sales tax, or affirm that no out-of-state purchases were made.

To declare out-of-state purchases: 

  • Go to Data entry > States > SC > screen 4 Use Tax Worksheet – Required section
  • Enter the amount for A Total Purchases that were made out-of-state.
  • If the taxpayer lived in a county with a local sales tax, select that county from the drop list B.
    • The rates in the drop list are the combined state and local sales/use tax rates.

If no out-of-state purchases were made:

  • Go to Data entry > States > SC > screen 4 Use Tax Worksheet – Required section.
  • Check the box Certify that no use tax is due, and make sure the Total Purchases field is blank.

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