Charleston County Releases Advance Property Tax Installment Plan

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  • Taxpayers who own real estate property in Charleston County may be eligible to pay real property taxes through advance installments, at no additional cost to the taxpayer.
  • In order to participate, the real property must not be delinquent or have a mortgage escrow. 
  • For tax year 2019, enrollment for the program began December 1st, 2018 and will end January 15th, 2019. Advance installment payments will apply to tax year 2019. 
  • Enrollment forms are available online and at any Charleston County Treasurer’s location. 
  • Your Advance Installment Payment Plan will initially consist of 6 equal payments (based on the last year’s real property tax bill). For example, if your 2018 real property taxes were $1,200, then your plan would consist of 6 equal payments (in cash or check only) of $200 each to pay toward your 2019 real property taxes.

    • First         February 15         $200
    • Second    April 15                $200
    • Third        June 15                $200
    • Fourth      August 15            $200
    • Fifth         October 15           $200
  • On October 1, 2019, Charleston County will calculate your 2019 real property tax bill; therefore, your 6th and final payment will be based on the remaining amount due to pay your real property taxes in full. For Example: 
    2019 Real Property tax bill =                                             $1,230
    Less: installments paid to date                                       ($1,000)
    Your 6th and final installment payment would equal:    $230 Charleston County will send you a notice (no later than November 15th), informing you of the amount due for your 6th and final installment payment. The final payment is due by January 15th.
  • Special assessments for commercial properties are not eligible to be included in the Advance Installment Plan.
  • A separate application must be completed for each property to be included in the program.

Call the Treasurer’s office with any questions at (843) 958-4360.

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