Transportation tax set to end in Beaufort County

From staff reports

The 1 percent Transportation Tax is ending according to the South Carolina Department of Revenue, therefore the Sales & Use Tax rate in Beaufort County drops to 6 percent beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Those paying an Accommodations Tax in Beaufort County will pay 7 percent.

Beginning January 1, 2022, Beaufort County businesses should stop collecting the 1 percent Transportation Tax. The 1 percent Transportation Tax became effective May 1, 2019 after Beaufort County voters approved the tax in 2018. The stated goal was raising $120 million for improvements to Beaufort County roads and bridges.

The tax is funding $80 million for traffic improvements along the U.S. 278 Corridor to Hilton Head Island, $30 million for Lady’s Island improvements, and the remaining $10 million for sidewalks and pathway improvements.

For more information about the projects and their status, visit https://beaufortcountypenny.com/.

The tax was set to expire once the $120 million goal was met or after four years, whichever came sooner

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