In 1972, the S.C. General Assembly passed the Homestead Exemption Law which provides real estate property tax relief for South Carolinians who are age 65 and over, totally and permanently disabled, or legally blind. The exemption excludes the first $50,000 from the fair market value of your legal residence.
How do I qualify for the Homestead Exemption?
You may be qualified for the Homestead Exemption if you:
How do I apply for the Homestead Exemption?
Questions regarding your eligibility status and the application process should be directed to our in house Homestead Representative, 843-958-4220.
The high mileage chart is determined by the South Carolina Department of Revenue. Taxpayers may appeal the appraised value of a vehicle for high mileage if the vehicle averages over 15,000 miles, annually, based on the age of the vehicle (total miles divided by age of vehicle).
The assessment ratio for campers are 10.5%. If your camper is equipped with permanent bathroom, bedroom and kitchen facilities, it may qualify for the 6% assessment ratio.
The assessment ratio for watercraft is 10.5%. If your watercraft contains a cooking area with an onboard power source, a toilet with exterior evacution and a sleeping quarter, it may qualify for the 6% assessment ratio.
The SC DOR Exempt Property section determines if any property (real or personal) qualifies for exemption from local property taxes in accordance with the Constitution and general laws of South Carolina.
Please contact the South Carolina Department of Revenue at 803-898-5700 for more information concerning exemption qualifications.
For personal property only. As the “tax day” varies from state to state, your personal property could be present for tax purposes in several taxing jurisdictions the same year. To protect you, the Act prohibits any state except that of your domicile from taxing your personal property. The Act does not relieve your spouse or dependents from paying the tax on their personal property to the state where residing.
The following exemptions are offered by the Charleston County Assessor's office:
City of Charleston
City of Folly Beach
City of North Charleston
City of Isle of Palms
Town of Awendaw
Town of Hollywood
Town of James Island
Town of Kiawah Island
Town of McClellanville
Town of Meggett
Town of Mount Pleasant
Town of Ravenel
Town of Rockville
Town of Seabrook Island
Town of Sullivan's Island
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