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Horry County property tax bills mailed

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County is mailing personal property tax bills.

Several agencies in the county will use your bill to collect their own taxes. Those agencies are itemized on your bill including: Horry County School district, municipalities, and more.

If an increase was approved for any agency, it will appear on your overall tax bill. In June Horry County council voted to approve a 7.2 mill increase to the general fund, which equals an additional $28 per $100,000 value on a 4% primary residence. The millage will also apply to businesses. 

“We have not completed the billing process as Installment Payment Program participants will need to be billed and there are changes that will impact the total billing, which normally happen each year,” says Lisa Bourcier, the county’s spokeswoman, in an email. “However, with that said, we billed $73.8 million in Real Property Taxes for the General Fund, which represents an increase of approximately $13.5 million from the prior year as approved by Council in the FY 2016 Budget.”

These taxes keep critical services running in the county. Schools, police and fire protection, public libraries, and much more are all possible because of the revenue generated from property taxes.

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.

Other Personal property includes:

Cars/Trucks

Big Trucks/Utility Trailers

Campers/RV's/Motor Homes

Motorcycles

Watercrafts/Motors

Pontoon Boats/House Boats

Commercial Boats

Documented Vessels

Aircraft

Furniture/Fixtures & Equipment (business personal property)

Commercial Signs

Exemptions (Blue Cards) Military/SCDOR

If you would like to enroll in the Installment Payment Program for next year, click here. You must enroll by January 15.

Tax bills relating to 2015 can be paid without penalty up to January 15, 2016. Payments postmarked after January 15, 2016, and payments paid at the County’s Treasurer’s Office locations after January 15, 2016 will be subject to a 3% penalty, and additional penalty of 7% if not paid on or before February 1, 2016, and a third penalty of 5% if not paid on or before  March 16, 2016.

You can pay online by visiting www.horrycounty.org 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. Or you can pay 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.

Depending on what part of the bill you have a concern or question about, that determines which office you will want to call:

For more information concerning tax payments please contact the Horry County Treasurer’s Office at 843-915-5470. 

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.

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.

 For information about the property tax installment program and tax payments, call the Horry County Treasurer’s Office at 843-915-5470. 

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