City of Myrtle Beach revises taxes effective July 1, 2019

A court order means changes to tax collection in the City of Myrtle Beach starting next week.

Effective July 1, 2019, Myrtle Beach will begin charging businesses within city limits the updated local accommodations tax, hospitality tax and hospitality fee outlined in the chart below.

The change is pursuant to a June 21 court order by 15th Judicial Circuit Judge William H. Seals Jr. The order is available to read online here.

The revised taxes and fees are reportable to the city by merchants and retailers no later than Aug. 20, 2019 for July sales activity. For any sales prior to July 1, merchants and retailers continue to pay the 1% city hospitality fee and 0.05% accommodations tax. These are revisions to existing taxes and fees and are not new taxes. Consumers in the city of Myrtle Beach will see reductions in fees.

“We recognize that this is relatively short notice for retailers and merchants to adjust cash registers and point-of-sale devices,” said Mark Kruea, spokesman for the city of Myrtle Beach, in a statement. “Again, retailers and merchants have until August 20 to make payments for July sales activity.”

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The city’s full press release can be read here.