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Accommodating the tourism sector

Hospitality and Tourism
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The hospitality and tourism economy brings a lot of direct and indirect revenue into South Carolina’s small and medium-sized businesses and into the coffers of each county and municipality. Even just having a gas station along an interstate highway brings a residual economic impact.

As summer approaches, the state's tourism season is about to explode, so we took a look at admissions tax collections data from the S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

Each attraction that collects admission fees must also charge a 5% tax that has to be reported and paid to the S.C. Department of Revenue. The DOR also requires an Admissions Tax License for each place of amusement that charges a fee to enter. In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, South Carolina businesses and parks collected $39.5 million in admissions taxes.

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April 21, 2019

Frankly, I think tax paying resident side serve better than sitting behind traffic and decreased parking? I’d like to see a priority given to residents and tax payers who frequent these areas year round?