MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Monday, August 1, 2022) – The application period opened today, Monday, August 1, 2022 to apply for Berkeley County State Accommodations Tax funding. Individuals or businesses in Berkeley County meeting the criteria of the Accommodations Tax Law may submit an application now through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
Applications may be submitted online HERE or mailed/delivered to: Berkeley County Tourism Department, Attn: Rachel Knight, 1003 US N Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.
According to Section 6-4-10 of State Law, Accommodations Tax is to be used exclusively for the following “tourism-related expenditures: (i) advertising and promotion of tourism so as to develop and increase tourist attendance through the generation of publicity; (ii) promotion of the arts and cultural events; (iii) construction, maintenance, and operation of facilities for civic and cultural activities including construction and maintenance of access and other nearby roads and utilities for the facilities; (iv) the criminal justice system, law enforcement, fire protection, solid waste collection, and health facilities when required to serve tourists and tourist facilities. This is based on the estimated percentage of costs directly attributed to tourists; (v) public facilities such as restrooms, dressing rooms, parks, and parking lots;
(vi) tourist shuttle transportation; (vii) control and repair of waterfront erosion, including beach renourishment;
(viii) operating visitor information centers.”
The Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Commission will review all information packets and hold a public meeting on September 20, 2022.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-