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MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– (Tuesday, June 23, 2020) – The Berkeley County Accommodations Tax Commission is now accepting applications for funding from the Accommodations Tax. Individuals or businesses in Berkeley County meeting the criteria of the Accommodations Tax Law may apply now through Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

According to Section 6-1-530 of State Law, Accommodations Tax is to be used exclusively for the following purposes: tourism-related buildings and tourism-related cultural, recreational, or historic facilities; beach access, renourishment, or other tourism-related lands and water access; highways, roads, streets, and bridges providing access to tourist destinations; advertisements and promotions related to tourism development; or water and sewer infrastructure to serve tourism-related demand.

The Accommodations Tax Commission will review all information packets, and on July 29 will hold a public meeting where commissioners may request to hear presentations from applicants. The Committee Chairman will then present the Committee’s recommendations to County Council for approval at the County Council meeting on August 24. Available money collected from the Accommodations Tax will be distributed to chosen applicants. Meeting agendas can be found HERE.

Applications can be delivered in person to Berkeley County Tourism Director Rachel Knight or mailed to the following address: Berkeley County Government, Attn: Rachel Knight, Tourism Director, P.O. Box 6122, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Completed applications must be received no later than 2 p.m., July 22. Only hard-copy applications will be accepted.

Applicants must submit eight (8) copies of the application and email one (1) digital copy to Rachel.Knight@BerkeleyCountySC.gov. Find both the 2020 Accommodations Tax Application and Application Package Instructions HERE or at visitberkeleysc.com.

For questions, contact Rachel Knight at Rachel.Knight@BerkeleyCountySC.gov or 843-719-4995.

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– Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office –

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