In 1984 the South Carolina General Assembly enacted a bill which imposes a 2% tax on all accommodations within the state of South Carolina (the bill was later amended in 1991).The goal of the accommodations tax is to present the state and its counties with an effective means to assist in the development of a strong tourism industry throughout South Carolina. The State Legislature has defined the eligible expenses and funding allocation percentages.
A portion of the collected tax is to be used for activities or projects directly relating to tourism. These funds are disbursed to local agencies for projects and activities that directly promote tourism in Colleton County. In Colleton County, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Board is responsible for making recommendations to County Council on the expenditure of these funds; the rely on an application and interview process as outlined in the Accommodations Tax Guidelines. County Council discusses and approves the final allocation levels.
Deadlines for Applications are March 31st. The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meets twice a year to recommend funding allocations to Council based on qualifying criteria. The next upcoming meeting dates are October 20, 2022 and April 20, 2023 at 3:30 P.M. unless otherwise posted.
|Member Name||Term Expiration||Position|
|Henry Hiott||November 2025||Chairman/At Large Member|
|Steven Dorner||March 2026||Vice Chairman/Lodging|
|Gary Brightwell||November 2025||Cultural Arts|
|Zetoya Pinckney||December 2025||Hospitality|
|Kisha Kinard||August 2025||At Large Member|
|Jennie Smith||March 2026||Hospitality|
|Madison Terry||April 2026||Hospitality/Lodging|