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Revised Hospitality Fees effective Monday, July 1, 2019 in Horry County

Pursuant to South Carolina Circuit Court Order dated June 21, 2019, there will be a temporary change in fee collection due solely to the temporary injunction obtained by the City of Myrtle Beach. The County’s “Hospitality Fee” collection within the City of Myrtle Beach is being temporally suspended, but may be re-activated in the future as a result of pending litigation.

Horry County will continue charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee, 1.0% Local Hospitality Fee, 0.5% Local Accommodations Tax, and 2.5% Rental Car Fee in all unincorporated areas of Horry County and charging its 1.5% Hospitality Fee and 2.5% Rental Car Fee within all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach. Refer to guidance from the City of Myrtle Beach for transactions within the City of Myrtle Beach.

Businesses situated or completing sales subject to these fees within the unincorporated areas of the county and all municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit to Horry County as outlined in the chart below. These revised taxes and fees will be reportable to the County by merchants/retailers no later than August 20, 2019, for July sales activity.

This is not a change to the current rates in the unincorporated areas of the county.

 Type of Levy you pay

Previously you paid…

As of July 1, 2019…

Unincorporated Areas of Horry County

Accommodations – Short Term Rentals

3.0% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee,

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee, and

0.5% County Local Accommodations Fee

No change in the 3.0% amount the consumer pays.

Prepared Food & Beverages

2.5% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee and

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Places of Admissions

2.5% total fee –

1.5% County Hospitality Fee and

1.0% County Local Hospitality Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Rental Car Fee

2.5% County Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

Municipalities (Except City of Myrtle Beach)

Businesses and merchants situated in Municipalities except the City of Myrtle Beach are required to continue to collect and remit the following County Fees:

Accommodations – Short Term Rentals

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Prepared Food & Beverages

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Places of Admissions

1.5% County Hospitality Fee*

No change in the 1.5% amount the consumer pays

Rental Car Fee

2.5% County Fee

No change in the 2.5% amount the consumer pays

 

* Municipal Local Hospitality Fees and Local Accommodations Fees are due and will be remitted to each individual Municipality. Check with each Municipality for their current rates. For Additional information, please refer to the County Website at www.horrycounty.org.



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