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Old 08-15-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Yes, but I think you mean sales tax not income tax.
Yes, I meant sales tax.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:05 PM
 
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Those permanently disabled receiving SSDI are eligible for that homestead exemption too!

I noticed today that the sales tax at McDonald's is 8%! That probably applies to all prepared food.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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Those permanently disabled receiving SSDI are eligible for that homestead exemption too!

I noticed today that the sales tax at McDonald's is 8%! That probably applies to all prepared food.
Yes, prepared food in the grocery deli, bakery is taxed also. Only unprepared foods in the grocery store have no state sales tax. Wonder how that changes this fall if the local option 1% tax is voted in for Greenville county. I am almost certain the local tax will apply to raw groceries that have 0% state tax now but no one is talking about that.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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I noticed today that the sales tax at McDonald's is 8%! That probably applies to all prepared food.
That comprises the state sales tax on 6% plus local hospitality tax, which is 2% in the City of Greenville. According to the Post and Courier, about 100 jurisdictions across the state have so-called hospitality taxes or meal taxes, which is an additional sales tax of 1 to 2 percent levied on meals at restaurants and cafes as well as on prepared foods in grocery and convenience stores. You'll save money if you buy your prepared foods outside of the city limits.

If Greenville County voters were to approve the additional 1% tax, that would be added to the base sales tax rate across the county.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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That comprises the state sales tax on 6% plus local hospitality tax, which is 2% in the City of Greenville. According to the Post and Courier, about 100 jurisdictions across the state have so-called hospitality taxes or meal taxes, which is an additional sales tax of 1 to 2 percent levied on meals at restaurants and cafes as well as on prepared foods in grocery and convenience stores. You'll save money if you buy your prepared foods outside of the city limits.

If Greenville County voters were to approve the additional 1% tax, that would be added to the base sales tax rate across the county.
Not just in the City of Greenville though; this was in Mauldin so I'm guessing it is countywide. I noticed it when we moved here but when I've asked about it, the business did not know why and I've never researched it.

The additional 1% mentioned would apply to Greenville County only if approved and is said to go for road improvements throughout the county because our state is not doing enough to fix our roads. I do not think our voters will approve the measure.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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Not just in the City of Greenville though; this was in Mauldin so I'm guessing it is countywide.
You are correct. Greenville and Mauldin - as well as the cities of Greer, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn - impose a 2% Local Hospitality Tax on sales of prepared foods and beverages within their city limits. Greenville County imposes its own 2% Local Hospitality Tax in unincorporated areas of the county. So, yes, it is indeed countywide. (The last I knew, there were unincorporated areas in Pickens, Laurens and Anderson counties that had no Local Hospitality Tax.)
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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Wow, I wish my dad could retire on $49K. I think he'll barely come to $18K before taxes. He's coming to retirement in 5 more years.
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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We are retirees. It is very impossible. This is assuming you have a paid off home, no debt, no car payment. A written budget is very important.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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We are retirees. It is very impossible. This is assuming you have a paid off home, no debt, no car payment. A written budget is very important.
I know lots of people living on much less than $49K in Greenville. Some go out, some don't. Depends on what your priorities are.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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I know lots of people living on much less than $49K in Greenville. Some go out, some don't. Depends on what your priorities are.
YIKES. That is a typo on my part. It IS possible!!!
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