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End of Redemption Period Approaching

Chydonna Thurston - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office, in accordance with South Carolina State Statute §12-51-120, will be contacting by mail the delinquent real property owners whose property was sold at the 2015 Tax Sale, to notify them that the redemption period will be ending.

“Once the redemption period has ended there is very little recourse for the property owner and their property will be titled to the winning bidder. Because of this, we make every effort to inform them of this deadline.”, said Maria Walls, Beaufort County Treasurer.

These notices will be mailed to delinquent property owners, mortgagees, and/or lessees of the property of record. These parties will have until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to redeem the property by paying all taxes, fees and penalties owed. Taxes may be paid at one of our three office locations or by mail. Current redemption amounts can be found online on our website or by contacting our office.

Additional information can be found on our website, BeaufortCountyTreasurer.com.   Read More

Treasurer's Office Announces Online Option for Setoff Debt Protests

Chydonna Thurston - Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office will offer an online form for taxpayers wishing to protest a delinquent tax debt submitted to the Department of Revenue for collection pursuant to the Setoff Debt Collection Act.

On August 12, 2016, Collection of Debt letters were sent to delinquent taxpayers with delinquent real and/or personal property taxes in an attempt to collect tax debts. Previously, the only method to protest a debt was by submitting a written protest via mail. Taxpayers will now also have the option to file a protest of debt online by visiting www.beaufortcountytreasurer.com/protest.

“In the last year, the Treasurer’s Office collected over $540,000 in delinquent taxes through the Setoff Debt Collection program. By offering an online protest option, a taxpayer may conveniently dispute and hopefully resolve the debt owed prior to having their state refund garnished for the debt,” said Maria Walls, Beaufort County Treasurer.

Taxpayers will be able to protest delinquent debts in writing, by mail or using the new online option within 30 days of the date listed on their letter. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the Beaufort County Treasurer’s website, www.beaufortcountytreasurer.com.   Read More


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