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2019 Annual Tax Bills

Jennie Stanek - Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Beaufort County Treasurer's Office announces the distribution of the 2019 Real and Personal Property tax bills, totaling $434,584,537.74.

New this Year

When paying by credit card or electronic check, there has always been a convenience fee, a charge for using those payment types, in order to pay property taxes.  But new this year, through the County's new banking relationship, Maria Walls, CPA, Beaufort County Treasurer, negotiated the reduction and even elimination of those fees; summarized below.  More detailed information is provided in the Payment Options section.

  • Credit card fees- Reduced from 2.50% to 2.35%
  • Debit card fees- Reduced from 2.5% to 1.00%
  • Electronic Check- Reduced from $1.25 to Zero

Treasurer Walls believes, "Paying taxes is hard enough, reducing and eliminating added fees makes tax payments a little easier and more convenient."

Payment Options

myBeaufortCounty

myBeaufortCounty is the first of its kind in the State of South Carolina, where taxpayers can manage all of their tax bills and payments in one place.  Electronic tax billing is available for all property types, real and personal property as well as motor vehicles.  Property owners who would like to receive their property tax bill electronically may sign up at any time by simply creating a myBeaufortCounty account.  A receipt is provided immediately upon payment and, when paying a motor vehicle, accepted by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

"E-billing is a convenience many Beaufort County citizens were asking for and it has saved the County thousands of dollars in postage alone," said Maria Walls, CPA, Beaufort County Treasurer. "We are excited to provide an innovative solution that will allow citizens to not only receive bills electronically, but also allow them to pay their taxes through the myBeaufortCounty app."

There are no added fees when paying online by electronic check.  There is a 2.50% fee when paying by credit or debit card.

Pay by Phone at 888-970-0624

A convenient, automated payment system accessible by phone, our new phone system provides the additional convenience of a language option.  Spanish-speaking customers now have a Spanish option when using the pay by phone system.  Simply dial 888-970-0624 with your tax bill at hand and your payment information at the ready.  A receipt will be mailed within 7-10 business days.

There are no added fees when paying by an electronic check.  There is a 2.35% fee when paying by credit card and a 1.00% fee when paying by debit card.

By Mail

A remittance envelope with special tracking information is included with each tax bill. Checks should be made payable to the Beaufort County Treasurer and display the payer name, address, phone number and RevObjED found on the remittance coupon. A receipt will be mailed within 7-10 business days.

In Person

Taxpayers may pay in-person at one of our office locations listed below, 8:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Wednesdays when the Office opens at 9:00am.

Beaufort County residents of Sun City may visit the Treasurer's Office in the Pinckney Hall Lobby the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Mortgage Escrow

Real and residential and commercial property taxes may be paid by a financial institution holding the mortgage on the property through an escrow account.  When taxpayer receives a green colored Courtesy Tax Bill, this is to let them know the financial institution indicated at the bottom of the bill has requested top pay their tax bill. If a taxpayer's mortgage company has changed, they can forward their tax bill to their new mortgage company or use the remittance coupon and enclosed envelope to pay.

If a taxpayer didn't receive their tax bill, no problem.  They can get a copy of their original tax bill by visiting BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com. Want to avoid mailing problems in the future? Sign-up for myBeaufortCounty and never worry about missing a mailed item again.

To learn more about taxes and payment options, visit www.BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.  For frequent updates and information, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

                                                                         


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