You were right! I contacted 3 SC Etsy sellers and none of them are collecting state taxes. But, with your suggestion, I call the state tax dept 1-803-896-1420 and we do have to apply for a license $50.00 and collect taxes. The % depends on which county in SC we live; mine will be 6%. The website is www.sctax.org
. A coupld of the people said they thought since it was a hobby business they did not have to collect. But, the state says yes. There is a less expensive license but only for people who just sell at craft fairs according to the state. I definitely do not want to get fined or worse; so, I have printed forms from the website and will be mailing them in prior to listing anything on my site. Which by the way will be travel photography from France, Italy, the Mediterranean, and US. Nancy Hehmann Carolina Photo To Go. I have great photo labs to work with. I am excited. Just wish there was less paperwork.