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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.
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,...
1:27 am on Tuesday October 9, 2012

950 properties auction in Beaufort County's annual tax sale

The annual auctioning of properties behind on their taxes was held at the start of the month, and some 950 properties were auctioned to bring in $23.4 million. Those property owners now have a year to catch up on their taxes and fees or the...
4:39 am on Saturday May 19, 2012

Staff cuts, raises, and iPads in Board of Education budget

Flickr User andylangager Beaufort County Board of Education approves $177.9 million dollar budget. Responding to state-mandated raises for teachers and classified staff, the Board of Education approved a budget that eliminated a number of positions...
4:42 am on Tuesday September 20, 2011

Beaufort County tax amnesty program brings in the bacon (Update: Or did it?)

Flickr user bump Update September 20: In a follow up editorial, The Island Packet opines about just how succesful the program was, and how justifiable the normal late fees of $75 to $125 are.  You won't find any conclusions, but a lot more questions...
3:45 am on Monday May 30, 2011

Taxes could be raised to compensate for falling property values

Flickr user nzlawyer According to a report by Kyle Peterson in April 4 edition of The Island Packet, Beaufort County is seeking an answer from the state attorney general's office on wether they would be able to adjust tax rates after next year's...
12:07 pm on Wednesday May 25, 2011

Alleged Charleston County property tax overbilling

Image by Flickr user mtsofanAccording to attorney and former county councilman Curtis Bostic, the Charleston County government has been collecting thousands in overpaid taxes after issuing multiple bills for the same properties. Bostic will be...
2:00 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

Property taxes, fees would remain same in City of Beaufort facsimile budget

Flickr user John-Morgan Under the proposed City of Beaufort budget, not only would residents' property taxes not increase, but much of the city's services remain the same. Beaufort City Council members voted Tuesday, March 24, to not raise the taxes...
2:33 pm on Sunday March 6, 2011

Budgets, schools, taxes, districts: From the Beaufort County council retreat (updated)

TheDigitel Beaufort's "Castle" has been for sale off and on and its price has struggled along with the county's overall property values. The Beaufort County Council convened for their annual retreat March 3-5 and discussed a smattering of key issues...