Real Estate Alert - "Understanding Your South Carolina Property Tax Bill and Deciding Whether to Appeal"


Understanding South Carolina's real and personal property tax structure involves a trip back to your high school algebra class. Essentially, the amount of tax you owe depends upon three variables:

        (i) your taxable value

        (ii) your assessment ratio

        (iii) your millage rate 

The equation is as follows:

Tax   =    Taxable   x   Assessment   x   Millage
                 Value              Ratio                Rate

When deciding whether or not to appeal, or how to otherwise lower your property taxes, the first step is to determine which of these three variables, if any, could be lowered in your favor. 

To properly make such a determination, you must consider the following questions...

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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