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Conway, South Carolina—The County is mailing approximately 250,000 2014 real property tax bills this week. You can currently view your tax bill online by visiting our website and clicking “Online Services”, then clicking “Tax Payments and Receipts”. Next, enter the property owner name or map number to view the details of the tax bill. This is the same screen where you can make an on-line payment if you chose to do so. With the implementation of the new tax billing system, you can now pay property taxes by telephone by calling 1-866-830-3582. The following day you can print your tax receipt from the County’s website by following the above steps.
Tax bills relating to 2014 can be paid without penalty up to January 15, 2015. Payments postmarked after January 15, 2015, and payments paid at the County’s Treasurer’s Office locations after January 15, 2015 will be subject to a 3% penalty, and additional penalty of 7% if not paid on or before February 1, 2015, and a third penalty of 5% if not paid on or before March 16, 2015. Additional information relating to paying real property taxes on-line, or signing up for the installment payment plan, is available HERE. The deadline for new applications for the 2015 tax year Installment Payment Program is January 15, 2015. For more information concerning tax payments please contact the Horry County Treasurer’s Office at (843) 915-5470.
The Horry County Auditor’s Office is mailing approximately 60,000 personal property tax bills. Personal property tax must be paid on all personal property, including business personal property used to generate business income within Horry County. This includes business personal property, such as furniture, which is located within a condominium or house that is rented to third parties to generate revenue for the owner. The tax is assessed on the values that the business owners report to the County when they file the Form PR 26 by April 30th each year. More information regarding this filing requirement, including the form and the instructions, are available HERE. If you have questions regarding the personal property tax bill that you receive, or if you filed a Form PR 26 but do not receive a personal property tax bill, please call the Auditor’s Office at 843-915-5054.
The Auditor’s office is also mailing over 15,000 tax notices for watercraft/motors (SCDNR-registered boats and U. S. Coast Guard documented vessels). There is no annual filing requirement for SCDNR-registered boats; however, if you own a vessel federally documented with the U. S. Coast Guard, you are required to file a Watercraft Survey with the Auditor’s Office by April 30th of each year for a vessel you owned on the prior December 31st, even though it may have been sold after the December 31st assessment date. The Watercraft Survey is available HERE. If you have a question about taxes on a SCDNR-registered watercraft, please call 843-915-5055. If you have questions about a tax notice for a U. S. Coast Guard documented vessel, please call 843-915-6643.
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