State Accommodations Tax Grants
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.
2023 Accommodations Tax Grants Schedule
The 2023 Accommodations Tax Grant application period opened at 8:30am on Monday, August 14 and closed promptly at 5:00pm on Friday, September 29. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time.
October 19, 2023
The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. in County Council Chambers located in the Old Georgetown County Courthouse (129 Screven St., Georgetown, SC). All applicants should be present to verbally present their grant applications to the Committee.
November 2, 2023
The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee will meet at 10:00 a.m. in County Council Chambers located in the Old Georgetown County Courthouse (129 Screven St., Georgetown, SC). The Committee will develop a list of grant awards recommendations that will be presented to County Council. All applicants should be present at this meeting to respond to questions from the Committee.
December 12, 2023
The Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee recommendations will be presented to County Council during the regularly scheduled County Council meeting for Council’s consideration. Applicants will be notified within a week of Council’s decisions.