2020 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 12 - Taxation
Chapter 24 - Deed Recording Fee
Section 12-24-30. "Value" defined.
(A) For purposes of this chapter, the term "value" means the consideration paid or to be paid in money or money's worth for the realty including other realty, personal property, stocks, bonds, partnership interests, and other intangible property, the forgiveness or cancellation of a debt, the assumption of a debt, and the surrendering of a right. The fair market value of the consideration must be used in calculating the consideration paid in money's worth. Taxpayers may elect to use the fair market value of the realty being transferred in determining fair market value of the consideration under the provisions of this section. However, in the case of realty transferred between a corporation, a partnership, or other entity and its stockholder, partner, or owner, and in the case of realty transferred to a trust or as a distribution to a trust beneficiary, "value" means the realty's fair market value.
(B) A deduction from value is allowed for the amount of any lien or encumbrance existing on the land, tenement, or realty before the transfer and remaining on the land, tenement, or realty after the transfer.
(C) Taxpayers may elect to use the fair market value as determined for property tax purposes in determining fair market value under the provisions of this section.
HISTORY: 1996 Act No. 458, Part II, Section 57A; 1997 Act No. 73, Section 2.