South Carolina Tax Suite

Keep up-to-date on South Carolina’s state tax information with Bloomberg BNA’s South Carolina Tax Suite.




Bloomberg BNA’s Tax and Accounting Center is the most comprehensive resource for fast, efficient, and complete state tax research. Whether you conduct business in South Carolina or any other state, Bloomberg BNA offers you the flexibility to choose the content


State Tax Navigators provide customizable and comprehensive South Carolina-specific analysis covering corporate income tax, individual income tax, sales and use tax, property tax, excise tax, estates, gifts, and trusts tax.

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The South Carolina Tax Suite contains several helpful tools, including Chart Builders, State Tax Development Tracker, Tax Client Letters, and advanced search options—all to simplify your tax research.


Practice Tools
  • Compare States button allows you to run quick comparisons of specific topics across all the jurisdictions in your subscription.
  • Chart Builders enable you to streamline your research with the ability to specify state tax topics and to create a custom chart that can be edited, saved, and exported to Excel.
    • 50 State Overview Chart Builder (Optional) allows you to quickly and easily create a chart to review selected state tax topics across all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C., and New York City.  
    • IRC Conformity Chart Builder enables you to understand whether states conform — or do not conform — to the Intern al Revenue Code’s treatment of a particular tax topic, with the ability to cross reference to applicable statutes and state tax navigators for more information.
  • State Tax Client Letters and other sample documents organized by tax type increase your productivity.
  • Advanced Search options to simplify your state tax research.
News Feeds
  • State Tax Developments Tracker keeps you updated on the latest state tax news and developments. Filter by jurisdiction, topic, type of tax, and date range to easily track the developments that are most relevant to you. The Tracker also offers a customized email alerting feature that enables you to set up your email notifications by preferred topic, jurisdiction, and/or type of tax. Coverage includes:
    • Allocation and apportionment
    • I.R.C. conformity
    • Credits and incentives
    • Exemptions
Primary Sources
  • Full text of state-specific statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, bulletins, rulings, instructions, and state Supreme Court and lower court cases.


Rick Handel

Rick Handel is the Chief Counsel for Policy for the South Carolina Department of Revenue and an adjunct professor of law with the University of South Carolina School of Law. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Rick received a master's degree from Michigan State University, a law degree summa cum laude from Ohio State University, and was a Gerald Wallace Scholar at New York University where he received a Master of Laws in Taxation. A former partner with Nexsen Pruet Jacobs & Pollard and Moore & Van Allen, Rick was included in The Best Lawyers in America, received the Outstanding Professor Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and is included in Who's Who in American Law. The S.C. Supreme Court has designated him a “Certified Specialist - Taxation Law.” He is the founder of the South Carolina SALT Study Group, an officer of the American Bar Association's SALT Committee, and an active member of its Standards of Tax Practice Committee.

Deana West

Deana West, CPA, is a revenue law advisor in the department's policy section. A graduate of Converse College, Deana received a bachelor's degree cum laude (in accounting) and a master's degree (in taxation) from the University of Georgia. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has taught at Midlands Technical College. Deana is the editor and major author for several department publications.

William West, III

William C West, III, CPA, is a director with Deloitte & Touche LLP in Columbia, South Carolina. He received a bachelor's degree cum laude and a master's degree (in taxation) from the University of Georgia. Bill is a member of the South Carolina Association for Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has specialized in the areas of South Carolina taxes, corporate taxation, manufacturing, inventory and public utility issues.