2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
CHAPTER 21 - STAMP AND BUSINESS LICENSE TAX
SECTION 12-21-6040. Confidentiality of information on report or return; limited evidentiary use; publication of statistics permitted; violations and penalties.
(A) The department or a public employee may not reveal facts contained in a report or return required by this article or any information obtained from a dealer. Information contained in a report or return or obtained from a dealer may not be used against the dealer in a criminal proceeding, unless independently obtained, except in connection with a proceeding involving taxes due under this article from the dealer making the return.
(B) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, must be imprisoned not more than five years or fined not more than ten thousand dollars, or both.
(C) This section does not prohibit the department from publishing statistics that do not disclose the identity of dealers or the contents of particular returns or reports.
HISTORY: 1993 Act No. 164, Part II, Section 70A.
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