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The treasurer does not determine property tax amounts. The amount of tax money needed is decided by each of the area’s taxing authorities. The Assessor’s Office determined appraisal values for real property while the Auditor’s Office calculates the tax.
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The treasurer does not maintain property or owner records. The assessor and auditor maintain these records and are dependent on taxpayers to notify their offices of changes in address.
To apply for a high mileage appeal, mail or bring in a signed statement with exact mileage to the Auditor’s Office before the due date.
If you are paying by mail, send a statement with your social security number requesting a senior citizen discount. We will complete and mail your application to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you qualify, DMV will issue you a refund check. If you pay in person, notify the person posting your payment that you would like to apply for the senior citizen discount. Discount is for discounted registration fees only, not taxes.
The dealership is allowed to pick up your tags on a vehicle without paying local property taxes. When the dealer states that they are taking care of your taxes, they are referring to sales tax, which is paid at the local Department of Motor Vehicles.
The county assesses taxes on the real property, but if it is rental property, you are assessed on the furniture, fixtures, and equipment within that property. The Auditor’s Office is responsible for the value of that assessment.
Sections 12-45-220 and 6-5-10 of the South Carolina Code of Laws limit the treasurer as to where public funds may be invested. These code sections allow investment: