South Carolina Title Insurance Rate & Transfer Tax Calculator

South Carolina State FlagEasily calculate the South Carolina title insurance rates and South Carolina property transfer tax; customarily called documentary stamps, or revenue stamps. The recording fee is $1.85 for each five hundred dollars, or fractional part of five hundred dollars. No other excise, recordation or mortgage tax exists in South Carolina. Please send me an E-mail if you see an error or want to make a comment.


  South Carolina Title Insurance And Transfer Tax Calculator
  Selling price of property  
  Mortgage Amount  
  Transfer & Recordation Tax
  State Transfer Tax  
  Title Insurance
  CFPB Owner's Title Policy Disclosure Calculation
  Basic Owner's Policy (Actual Premium)  
  Simultaneous Loan Policy (Actual Premium)  
  Stand-alone Loan Policy (Actual Premium)  
  CFPB - Owner's Policy Disclosed Amount  
  Title Insurance Premium Adjustment  
  TOTAL Title Insurance Premium    
  Title Insurance Endorsements
  Alta 11-06: Mortgage Modification $75.00  
  Alta 17-06: Access & Entry $0.00  
  Alta 18.1-06: Multiple Tax Parcels $0.00  
  Alta 22.1-06: Location & Map $0.00  
  Alta 6 Variable Rate Mortgage $100.00  
  Alta 6.2 Variable Rate Mortgage-Negative Amortization $100.00  
  Alta 8.2-06: Environmental Protection Lien $0.00  
  Alta 9.2-06: Cc & R - Improved Land $0.00  
  Closing Protection Letter $35.00  

Can I get a cheaper title insurance rate in South Carolina?

You can obtain a discounted title insurance policy if you can obtain the current owner's title insurance policy. The existing policy must be less than 10 years old. The discount is 50%. Read more

Withholding on Sales of Real and Associated Tangible Personal Property by Nonresidents

Section 12-8-580 of the South Carolina Code requires a person who acquires real property, or real property and related tangible personal property, from a nonresident seller to withhold South Carolina income taxes from the seller.

The amount of withholding is determined by the kind of taxpayer and the information provided by the seller to the buyer.
The buyer is responsible for collecting and remitting the withholding on Form I-290 to the Department.

The seller is required to disclose the sale's gain or loss on a promptly filed South Carolina income tax return; any excess withholding computed on the seller's income tax return is then reimbursed.
There are exceptions to the withholding obligations, which are described in this paper.

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