Do you have a second home on Hilton Head that you do not rent?

In January many second homeowners received a personal property tax bill from Beaufort County.  If your home continues to be a second home and is not on the rental market, you may have been charged in error.  Please look back to see if you received a personal property tax bill in the last month from Beaufort County, and contact them if this was an error.  If you have paid the bill, you will be reimbursed.

Do you have a rental home on Hilton Head?

If your home is on the rental market, you are to be charged a personal property tax, however it should be based on the value of the furniture.  Because of a new internal system in the County, a Rental Residential Return questionnaire did not get sent to all six-percent residential property owners prior to the tax bill, and a formula based on the building value of your home was used.  The amount charged, may not have truly reflected the value of your furnishings.

You may contact the Beaufort County Auditors office with your questions and inquires at:

Beaufort Office:
100 Ribaut Rd Suite 160
Beaufort, SC 29902
PO Box 458
Beaufort, SC 29901
Phone:  (843) 255-2500
Fax:     (843) 255-9409