Accommodations Tax Board (2% State)

FY 2023-2024 ATAX Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are due by 5PM, November 3, 2023.

The Accommodations Tax Board (2% State) advises Council in matters concerning the expenditure of revenues received by the County of Beaufort by means of a two percent (2%) State tax on tourist lodging facilities; provisions of the Act require Council to comply with specified criteria, for the expenditure of revenues derived from the tax, and Council wishes to comply with the provisions of the Act.

  • Meetings are held annually during September beginning at 8:00 a.m.
  • Meetings last approximately four hours.
  • Meetings are held in Council Chambers, Administration Building, Beaufort County Government Robert Smalls Complex, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort.
  • Membership criteria are outlined in the State Law. The advisory committee consists of seven members with a majority being selected from the hospitality industry of the municipality or county receiving the revenue. At least two of the hospitality industry members must be from the lodging industry where applicable. One member shall represent the cultural organizations of the municipality or county receiving the revenue. For county advisory committees, members shall represent the geographic area where the majority of the revenue is derived. However, if a county receives more in distributions of accommodations taxes than it collects in accommodations taxes, the membership of its advisory committee must be representative of all areas of the county with a majority of the membership coming from no one area.



Council Liaison: Mark Lawson

Council Committee Oversight: Finance, Administration, and Economic Development