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Accommodations Tax Advisory Board

Overview

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/Upcoming Dates

Deadlines for Applications are August 31st. The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meets once a year to recommend funding allocations to Council based on qualifying criteria. The next upcoming meeting dates are September 25, 2024 at 3:30 P.M. unless otherwise posted. 

Member NameTerm ExpirationPosition
Henry HiottNovember 2025Chairman/At Large Member
VacantMarch 2026Lodging
Sarah MillerNovember 2025Cultural Arts
Zetoya PinckneyDecember 2025Hospitality
Kisha KinardAugust 2025At Large Member 
Jennie SmithMarch 2026Hospitality 
Scott GroomsApril 2026Hospitality/Lodging

 

Meeting Title Meeting Date Sort ascending Meeting Video Agenda File Minutes File Additional Files
Virtual Regular Meeting September 27, 2023 Agenda
Virtual Regular Meeting September 13, 2023
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Virtual Regular Meeting March 15, 2023
Agenda Minutes
Virtual Regular Meeting March 8, 2023
Agenda Minutes
Virtual Regular Meeting January 4, 2023
Agenda Minutes
Virtual Regular Meeting December 14, 2022
Agenda Minutes
Regular Meeting October 20, 2022
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Regular Meeting May 19, 2022
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Regular Meeting April 21, 2022
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Organizational Meeting March 17, 2022
Agenda Minutes
Organizational Meeting January 12, 2022
Agenda Minutes
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