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South Carolina Department of Revenue
Miscellaneous Tax Section
PO Box 125
Columbia, SC 29214-0136 

Phone: 803-896-1970



This Excise Tax is imposed on the gross proceeds of a liquor sale by a liquor retailer to a customer for on premise consumption. The Liquor by the Drink tax rate is 5% in addition to Sales Tax, Local Option Tax, and Hospitality Tax. The tax is paid monthly and there are NO EXEMPTIONS. Every person subject to the tax is required to file a Liquor by the Drink Excise Tax Report (L-2172).

How to file and​ pay

All liquor retailers must file and pay the Drink Excise Tax Report electronically on MyDORWAY.​


Due date

The Liquor by the Drink Excise Tax Report must be filed within 20 days from close of each month