As part of the Tax Collector's pursuit of delinquent taxes, multiple delinquent programs are utilized; the delinquent tax sale, the use of a third party collection agency, and the Setoff Debt program.

In accordance with the Setoff Debt Collection Act, South Carolina State Law, Title 12, Chapter 56 and Beaufort County Council's Resolution, the Setoff Debt Program is administered by the Tax Collector and allows for the collection of delinquent property taxes via garnishment of South Carolina State income tax refunds.

After the completion of a delinquent collections cycle, if an account remains unpaid, a Setoff Debt Notice will be sent to the address on record with the County 30-45 days prior to submission to the program, allowing them time to resolve the delinquent balance and potentially avoid garnishment of their South Carolina State income tax refunds. Please make sure we have your most current mailing address. If you need to update your mailing address, you may do so in person at any one of our office locations or online.

You can find information regarding your account on the County’s Property Information page. If you are unable to locate your account by searching for the Parcel Identification Number (PIN), the account may be considered “inactive” with a debt outstanding. If this is the case, select the account type below to contact the entity for additional information.

Although the deadline to protest a debt has passed, affected taxpayers may still use the below methods to resolve their debt prior to it being setoff.


If your business was operational during the year(s) in question….
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If your business was not operational during the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Department of Revenue, the Auditor’s Office, and/or the municipality your business was licensed in to resolve the debt. Please ensure all relevant Department of Revenue forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If your business was operational during the year(s) in question….
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If your business was not operational during the year(s) in question…
You may need to contact the Auditor’s Office and/or the municipality your business was licensed in to resolve the debt.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question and was used as a rental property…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question and was not used as a rental property…
You may contact the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt.

If the watercraft was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and/or the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the watercraft was not owned by you during the year(s) in question…
You may contact the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and/or the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt and ensure their records reflect an ownership change. Please ensure all relevant South Carolina Department of Natural Resources forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If the vessel was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center and/or the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the vessel in question was not owned by you during the year(s) in question...
You may contact the United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center and/or the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt and ensure their records reflect an ownership change. Please ensure all relevant United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the property was not owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt.

If the mobile home was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Assessor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the mobile home was not owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Assessor’s Office to resolve the debt.


As part of the Tax Collector's pursuit of delinquent taxes, multiple delinquent programs are utilized; the delinquent tax sale, the use of a third party collection agency, and the Setoff Debt program.

If you have received a Setoff Debt notice and wish to protest, please be advised that you have 30 days from the date of your letter to protest in-person or online. You may also use the below methods to resolve your debt prior to it being setoff.

In accordance with the Setoff Debt Collection Act, South Carolina State Law, Title 12, Chapter 56 and Beaufort County Council's Resolution, the Setoff Debt Program is administered by the Tax Collector and allows for the collection of delinquent property taxes via garnishment of South Carolina State income tax refunds.

After the completion of a delinquent collections cycle, if an account remains unpaid, a Setoff Debt Notice will be sent to the address on record with the County 30-45 days prior to submission to the program, allowing them time to resolve the delinquent balance and potentially avoid garnishment of their South Carolina State income tax refunds. Please make sure we have your most current mailing address. If you need to update your mailing address, you may do so in person at any one of our office locations or online.

You can find information regarding your account on the County’s Property Information page. If you are unable to locate your account by searching for the Parcel Identification Number (PIN), the account may be considered “inactive” with a debt outstanding. If this is the case, select the account type below to contact the entity for additional information.


If your business was operational during the year(s) in question….
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If your business was not operational during the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Department of Revenue, the Auditor’s Office, and/or the municipality your business was licensed in to resolve the debt. Please ensure all relevant Department of Revenue forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If your business was operational during the year(s) in question….
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If your business was not operational during the year(s) in question…
You may need to contact the Auditor’s Office and/or the municipality your business was licensed in to resolve the debt.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question and was used as a rental property…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question and was not used as a rental property…
You may contact the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt.

If the watercraft was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and/or the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the watercraft was not owned by you during the year(s) in question…
You may contact the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and/or the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt and ensure their records reflect an ownership change. Please ensure all relevant South Carolina Department of Natural Resources forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If the vessel was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center and/or the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the vessel in question was not owned by you during the year(s) in question...
You may contact the United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center and/or the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt and ensure their records reflect an ownership change. Please ensure all relevant United States Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center forms have been completed and processed accordingly.

If the property was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Auditor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the property was not owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Auditor’s Office to resolve the debt.

If the mobile home was owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may be responsible for this debt. Please contact the Assessor’s Office for additional information or you may make a payment online prior to collection.

If the mobile home was not owned by you in the year(s) in question…
You may contact the Assessor’s Office to resolve the debt.

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