The incorrect tax rate was printed for Hardwood Pulp on the Forest Renewal Fee Tax Return (L-2012) that was mailed in September. The form has been updated to reflect the correct rate.
The Forest Renewal Fee is imposed on all forest products harvested in South Carolina and is paid by the processor of the primary forest products. The amount of tax collected during the fiscal year is determined by the Forestry Commission's budget requirement. The tax is collected based on fiscal quarters beginning with the quarter ending September 30 through quarter ending March 31, or until the required revenue is reached. The South Carolina Forest Commission provides the Department of Revenue a list of processors required to report and pay this tax. The processor subject to the fee is required to file Form
L-2012. Processors are required to maintain product records for three fiscal years.
- Softwood products measured in board feet: $0.50 per 1,000 board feet
- Hardwood products measured in board feet: $0.25 per 1,000 board feet
- Softwood products measured in cords: $0.20 per cord
- Hardwood products measured in cords: $0.07 per cord