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South Carolina property taxes are charged at the local level. Cities and counties in South Carolina rely heavily on property taxes to fund their budgets. Items such as public schools, police and fire support and public libraries are funded by South Carolina property taxes.

Tax rates are determined at the local level as well and can vary widely by area. Like in most states, the amount of South Carolina property taxes you’ll pay is dependent upon two factors: the value of your home and the millage rate. The local tax assessor will estimate the value of your home and send you a notice regarding the fair market value of your home. Your property will be reassessed for tax purposes every five years.

When the local budget is created, the tax department will use the combined property values for the area along with the revenue requirements to meet the upcoming budget to determine the millage rate. Counties and cities must hold a public meeting before the millage rate can be raised, but it can be lowered at any time. At these meetings, the public has the opportunity to learn what the changes are for and contest them.

South Carolina ranks 44th among the states in terms of the amount of property taxes paid by its residents. The average homeowner in South Carolina owns a home that is worth $113,000 and pays about $642 a year in property taxes.

If you receive a notice from the tax assessor informing you of his determination of the fair market value of your home and you think it’s too high, you can appeal his valuation. If it is determined that your tax value is too high, you may receive a reduction in South Carolina property taxes owed.

Like most other states, South Carolina also offers a homestead exemption for homeowners. You may file for a tax reduction on your primary residence. This homestead exemption will reduce the taxes paid on this home. A homestead exemption can only be filed on your primary residence; so you can have just one on file at a time.

You must only apply for your homestead exemption once; it stays in effect until you sell your home. In addition, South Carolina offers some other exemptions to help reduce South Carolina property taxes. If you are over the age of 65, or are blind or disabled, you qualify for additional exemptions. In addition, some military veterans, veterans killed in the line of duty, paraplegics and hemiplegics quality for full exemption on a home and up to one acre of land.


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