As part of the Tax Collector's pursuit of delinquent taxes, multiple delinquent programs are utilized; the Setoff Debt program, the delinquent tax sale and the use of a third party collection agency, American Financial Credit Services (AFCS), which specializes in governmental debt recovery.

If a business personal property account becomes delinquent, a notice will be sent to the address on record with the County, advising them that the Treasurer's Office will be submitting the debt to a third-party collection agency.

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.

The account will also be advertised in the newspaper and listed on our website. The taxpayer will have 30 days from the date of the initial notice to pay before the account is submitted to AFCS for collection. Once submitted, the account must be paid through AFCS.

A merchant account is a Business Personal Property Tax on the furniture, fixtures, and equipment that are owned and used in a business. The values of these items must be filed annually with the South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) on a Business Personal Property Return form (PT-100).

If you did not file a return for one or more years, an estimated value may have been used to calculate your taxes. Contact DOR at (803) 898-5222 (Option 2) to inquire about the values and your filing status. If directed by DOR, file a Business Personal Property Return form (PT-100) for each operational year.

If you did not file a return for one or more years, an estimated value may have been used to calculate your taxes. Contact DOR at (803) 898-5222 (Option 2) to inquire about the values and your filing status. If directed by DOR, file a Business Personal Property Return form (PT-100) for each operational year. You may still owe taxes if they are for years the business was operational.

You may file a return online or submit a return via email or US Postal mail.

You may pay in-person at one of our three Treasurer's Office locations or by mail at the address below until April 24, 2017. Include on the check your phone number and the Parcel Identification Number (PIN), and make payable to Beaufort County Treasurer.

Beaufort County Treasurer’s Office
PO Drawer 487
Beaufort, SC 29901
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