South Carolina Estate & Gift Tax
South Carolina Code §12-16-510 imposes an estate tax in the amount equal to the federal credit for state death taxes. In the case of a nonresident decedent, South Carolina’s estate tax is its pro-rata portion of the federal credit for state death taxes. The estate tax return is due on or before 9 months after the date of death. As a result of The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, for 2011 and 2012 there will be no South Carolina estate tax. As the law is currently drafted, the South Carolina estate tax will return in 2013 and will be imposed as described above.
South Carolina has no gift tax.
For assistance with gift planning, we encourage you to contact our estate planning attorney or gift planning lawyer. Additional information is available in our gift planning area.