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7:22 am on Wednesday June 12, 2013

City of Beaufort's search for shortfall tax revenue gets no love from public

The city is continuing to look for creative measures to make up an anticipated $600,000 to $700,000 shortfall in next year's budget, but a plan to add a small tax to non-profit, school, hospital, or church-owned land drew strong public opposition.
2:12 pm on Saturday June 8, 2013

Explaining Beaufort's looming revenue woes

In a regular e-mail update, City of Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling took the time to explain the challenges looming for the city as it looks to make up lost revenue in the next fiscal year's budget. In summary, the challenge lies in new state rules...
9:40 am on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Budget gap: Discussing a local option sales tax, other possible city fees

An expected drop Beaufort County property tax revenues continues to propel conversation on how the City of Beaufort could raise taxes or fees to make up between $350,000 and $500,000.  Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling offered the below words on a...
5:11 am on Tuesday March 19, 2013

More information on a possible City of Beaufort tax hike

Last week word came that falling Beaufort County property tax revenues may cause the City of Beaufort to raise taxes on businesses or property owners to make up between $350,000 and $500,000.  Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling offered the below words...
4:56 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

City of Beaufort may raise taxes if property values drop

Sometimes lower property values aren't a good thing: Beaufort County property tax revenues are expected to fall during the next property reassessment, and the City of Beaufort expects it will have to raise the city's taxes to make up between $350,...
12:15 pm on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Charleston tax hike approved

Charleston City Council passed an emergency tax increase on Tuesday after a public hearing and debate that took over two hours to be completed. The change, which ultimately passed after a 7-6 vote with Charleston Mayor Joe Riley in favor, will...
8:19 am on Wednesday February 27, 2013

Riley waffles on armed law enforcement in schools (Update: increase approved)

Image by Flickr user Barack Obama Update, February 27: The tax hike has been approved  Charleston City Council passed an emergency tax increase on Tuesday after a public hearing and debate that took over two hours to be completed. The change, which...
6:51 am on Tuesday November 13, 2012

South Carolina to raise sales tax in 2013?

Flickr User: 401(K) 2012 FITS News is reporting that there will be a sales tax increase in 2013 that is aimed at improving the state's infustructure.  FITS writes in part: A proposal to raise South Carolina’s statewide sales tax by one cent (or by...
10:22 am on Thursday May 13, 2010

Senate approves the 57 cent cigarette tax (update: Overridden!)

Image by Flickr user SuperFantastic Update May 13: And the Senate has overridden. The tax is now law. South Carolina now has the 9th lowest cigarette tax in the nation. Update May 12: The House has overridden the veto and the tax is being sent to...
3:01 am on Thursday April 1, 2010

Support still there for a state increase on cigarette taxes (updated)

Image by Flickr user ArtWerk Update April 1: On Wednesday, the Senate voted 26-16 in approval to raise the tax on cigarettes and and tiny cigars packaged to look like cigarettes by 50 cents to 57 cents a pack. Update March 23: The Post and Courier...

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