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Old 09-05-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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I have a couple questions about living in SC and Charleston. Going to start googling too.

What is the state sales tax?

Any State Income tax?

Property taxes?

Are there automobile emissions/inspections?




Any other common local things that may SC or Charleston may or may not have?
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Any State Income tax? Yes

Property taxes? Yes

Are there automobile emissions/inspections? no
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Dear MustangEater82:

"beachme" answered your other questions, but having moved here 5 1/2 years ago from the northeast here are a few things that I miss...

Really good pizza, hard rolls, bagels, rye bread, and a great deli.

However, the quality of life here is worth the sacrifice. And we get our friends to send CARE packages when we are in need!
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Old 09-05-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Mt. Pleasant - Charleston, SC
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I am researching moving to SC also and found this link to be enlightening . . .

Moving to South Carolina Tax Guide

The annual property tax on vehicles sounds like a scam. Seriously, WTF?

"Personal property tax is collected annually on cars, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, boats and airplanes, based on their fair market value. If you own a $10,000 car, based on the average millage rate, your personal property tax would be $268."

If my $8,00 car is assessed at $9,000, can I sell it to the state?
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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We have fabulous seafood and beaches and low property tax.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:43 AM
 
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My hometown at a glance:

Humid/Subtropical climate; if you want short winters and long, hot summers the Holy City is the place.

Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans are called the 'Three Sisters' due to their similiar and unique architectural styles. That's in a small section of the downtown only. Once out in the burbs, you could be in warm-weather Anywhere, USA.

It is near the ocean. Big whoop, lots of places are.

Yes, tax rates are low.

But low taxes= lousy public services, including education, and poor educational systems= high crime.

So, you get what you pay for.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: SC
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Originally Posted by MustangEater82 View Post
I have a couple questions about living in SC and Charleston. Going to start googling too.

What is the state sales tax?

Any State Income tax?

Property taxes?

Are there automobile emissions/inspections?


Any other common local things that may SC or Charleston may or may not have?
There are taxes on clothing and food and humongous property taxes on your car like you wouldn't believe! I moved from where there were no taxes on clothing or food and a lower property tax on my car. Property tax on real estate is not as bad as other areas. The utilities are also higher I think. Water is much higher.

It is a great place to come and vacation...perhaps have a third vacation home here for the spring and fall (definitely not the summer unless you like days with heat indexes of 126 degrees repeatedly like we had this summer).
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