State Accommodations Tax Grants
Georgetown County is not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in August 2021. Georgetown County has initiated an email notification list for anyone who would like to be notified of application availability and deadlines, meeting schedules, and changes in program guidelines, when applicable. If you would like to be added to the notification list, please contact Glenda Long.
About State Accommodation Taxes
State accommodations taxes (A-Tax) are collected by the state directly from accommodations providers in the county. The state then issues quarterly payments to the county from these collections to be used for the purposes of promoting tourism. Grants from Georgetown County's collection of state accommodations tax funds are available for award annually. Each summer, the county will accept applications for a six-week period to be awarded in the fall.
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee
The Georgetown County Council appoints members of its Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee who represent the tourism industry in the county. This committee reviews A-Tax grant applications and presents its grant award recommendations to County Council, and County Council issues the grant awards.
Forms & Documents
The Georgetown County Finance Department administers the A-Tax award program in accordance with grant program guidelines established by the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee and County Council. The following A-Tax forms and documents may help provide an overview of the accommodations tax grants program and how it is administered by the County.
- A-Tax Application Checklist (PDF)
- A-Tax Excerpts from the South Carolina Code of Laws Regarding A-Tax (PDF)
- A-Tax Grant Advance Release Request (PDF)
- A-Tax Grant Agreement (Sample) (PDF)
- A-Tax Grant Application - Fall 2020 (PDF)
- A-TAX Grant Program Guidelines (PDF)
- A-Tax Receipts - Last 10 Years (PDF)