Court reverses ruling, determining Myrtle Beach’s use of A-tax money was improperly distributed

The S.C. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the city of Myrtle Beach did not adhere to state rules when it spent about $300,000 in accommodations tax money.

The justices said the city improperly put the money into its general fund and then used it to cover tourism-related public services. The money was only a fraction of the more than $6 million the city received in accommodations tax revenues in the 2008-2009 fiscal year.

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