Accommodations taxes are collected by the State of South Carolina and the City of Hartsville, and a Local Hospitality Tax is also collected by the City of Hartsville. These funds are allocated for a variety of purposes, including advertising, promotion and tourism.

Local Accommodations Tax

The City of Hartsville collects a local 3% accommodations tax on hotel/motel charges within the city’s limits. The tax is collected from the customer and remitted by the vendor to the city on a monthly basis. Taxes and remittance forms are due by the 20th of the month for taxes collected in the previous month. Taxes paid on or before the 20th are eligible for a 2% discount. A penalty of 10% is applied for any taxes paid after the 20th. Remittances may be submitted by mail or in person at City Hall, 100 E Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550.

Local Hospitality Tax

The City of Hartsville collects a local 2% hospitality tax on sales of prepared foods and beverages sold within the city. The tax is collected from the customer and remitted by the vendor to the city.

If the average tax is less than $25 per month, the fee may be remitted on an annual basis. If the average tax is $25-$50 per month, the fee may be remitted on a quarterly basis. If the average tax is more than $50 per month, the fee must be remitted on a monthly basis. Taxes and remittance forms are due by the 20th of the month for taxes collected in the previous period. Taxes paid on or before the 20th are eligible for a 2% discount. A penalty of 10% per month is applied for any taxes paid after the 20th.

Remittances may be submitted by mail or in person at City Hall, 100 E Carolina Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550.

Accommodations Tax Grant Funding

Applications for Accommodations Tax grants are available online or picking up the form from the Finance Department, Hartsville City Hall, 100 E Carolina Ave. Awards for Accommodations Tax Grants are in June. Hospitality Tax Grants are not being rewarded at this time.

Eligible applicants include public and private nonprofit organizations. Eligible projects include those that promote tourism, the arts, and cultural events; facilities and services for civic and cultural activities, or support for tourist-related services.

See information below regarding applicable expenses, submission deadlines, and reporting requirements.

We are not currently taking applications for tax grants. Please contact us at finance@hartsvillesc.gov or 843.332.3015 if you have any questions.