Business License Renewals and Tax Payments

Business License Renewals

Businesses are required to pay an annual business license tax. Each yearly license shall be issued for a twelve-month period of May 1 - April 30.

  • Business License renewals are due April 30th of each year.
  • Business License tax is calculated on your gross revenue reported on your prior year's Federal Income tax return.
  • To avoid paying penalties on your annual business license renewal, the fee must be received and/or postmarked no later than April 30th.

Payment Options

  • Pay Online:
    • Credit card payments are limited to $5,000.
    • You will need your PIN code located in the upper right corner of your Tax Payment Form.

      Renew Your Business License

  • Pay by Mail:
    • Town of Hilton Head Island
      Attention: Revenue Services
      One Town Center Court
      Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    • To ensure cardholder security, we will not accept credit card information in hardcopy format (received by mail and/or FAX). The hardcopy documents will not be processed and will be returned to you.
  • Pay in Person:
    • Town of Hilton Head Island
      Stephen G. Riley Municipal Complex
      Attention: Revenue Services
      One Town Center Court
      Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    • Credit card payments are limited to in person and/or online processing with a limit of $5,000.

What if my renewal is late?

Failing to remit payment by the due date shall result in penalties being assessed. Penalties are calculated as follows:

  • 5 percent of the unpaid amount for each month past due until paid in full.
  • Additionally, delinquent businesses are subject to a $1,087.50 municipal summons.

Accommodations Tax, Hospitality Tax and Beach Preservation Fee Payment Schedule

Collected Due
First Quarter (January, February, March) April 20th of the calendar year
Second Quarter (April, May, June) July 20th of the calendar year
Third Quarter (July, August, September) October 20th of the calendar year
Fourth Quarter (October, November, December) January 20th of the calendar year immediately following


* To avoid paying penalties on Hospitality, Accommodation tax and Beach Preservation fees, they must be received and/or postmarked no later than the 20th of the month following the tax payment due date.

Pay Your Taxes Online


Questions?

Contact Revenue Services at 843-341-4677.