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9:41 am on Wednesday September 24, 2014

Myrtle Beach raises taxes to pay for Memorial Day weekend security

The Myrtle Beach City Council is raising (property) taxes to help pay for increased security and safety during Memorial Day Weekend 2015...amounts to $8 per year on a $100,000 home.
6:20 am on Saturday June 21, 2014

Myrtle Beach raises property taxes to hire ten new police officers

In a little more than one week, property owners in Myrtle Beach will be shelling out more money so the city can hire 10 new police officers.
12:11 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014

RIDE II tax on restaurants, hotels, retails expires Today

The Ride II or "Penny Sales Tax" expired at midnight in Horry County, but don't expect to see that penny tax removed when you go out to eat, shop or book a hotel Thursday. It's up to each and every business, restaurant, and hotel has to take the...
8:43 am on Thursday April 10, 2014

Myrtle Beach downtown redevelopment group seeking creation of new tax district

via The Sun News: "The proposed district would consist of properties included in the [Downtown Redevelopment Group] area – from Sixth Avenue South to 16th Avenue North, from the Atlantic Ocean to Oak Street and Broadway Street. Owners of land and...
11:24 am on Wednesday February 12, 2014

Could South Carolina ruling on same-sex tax filing be catalyst for change?

Just in time for Valentine’s Day the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) issued its decree that it will not allow legally married same-sex couples - i.e. those who were wed in a state where its legal, but now reside in South Carolina - to...
8:19 am on Friday February 7, 2014

SC senator proposes gas tax alternative

via WBTW: "...Senator Hugh Leatherman of Florence has an idea. He no longer wants to tax drivers by the gallon. Instead, he wants to charge drivers by the miles driven. By charging per mile driven, Senator Leatherman hopes the revenues the state...
8:04 am on Thursday January 16, 2014

Will Palmetto State make legally-married same-sex couples pay extra taxes?

via The Weekly Surge: In September, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS announced that same-sex couples who are legally married are allowed to file with a married deduction on their federal income tax returns. This was in reaction to the...
11:12 am on Wednesday October 30, 2013

CULTURE VULTURES? -A vote is coming for the #MYR proposed performing arts center

If you live within Myrtle Beach city limits, chances are good that you received an elegant cardstock mailer urging you to vote “yes” to fund construction of the much-touted Myrtle Beach Performing Arts Center. The verbiage on the card is compelling...
4:12 am on Thursday August 29, 2013

Local restaurant taxes facing scrutiny

Hospitality leaders are calling for more discipline in how local municipalities spend hospitality taxes to draw in tourism.
3:19 pm on Friday June 21, 2013

Property taxes, trash fees to increase as Beaufort fights contracting funds

A forecast downturn in property values has the City of Beaufort needing to trim an estimated $600,000 to $700,000. A property tax hike of 4.32% will cover about a quarter, and a $2.70 increase in trash rates will cover a quarter, and a quarter in...