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Business License Renewals and Tax Payments

Tax extension
Penalties will be waived
for 1st quarter 2020 Hospitality Tax, Accommodations Tax, Beach Preservation Fees and 2020 business license renewal payments received no later than June 20, 2020.
*Please note, June 20th falls on a Saturday. Penalties will be waived through Monday, June 22, 2020.

The Town of Hilton Head Island's enhanced online service allows customers to renew their Business License, pay Hospitality and Accommodation tax, and Beach Preservation fee. The Town has lifted the $2500 credit card limit on web transactions for Business License Renewals, Hospitality tax payments, and Accommodation and Beach Preservation fee payments until further notice. The Town will not impose a fee for your credit card transactions. We encourage you to use the web portal for tax payments or mail your payment to our office at 1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Each Business License renewal and Hospitality, Accommodation tax and Beach Preservation fee form sent by the Town will contain your account number as well as personal identification number (PIN) that allows you to complete the renewal application on our website. Online payments may be made using any of the following credit cards: Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express card.

To avoid paying penalties on your annual business license renewal, the fee must be received and/or postmarked no later than April 30th. 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. For nonpayment of all or any portion of the business license fee and/or tax payments by the due date, the license inspector shall levy and collect a late penalty of five (5) percent of the unpaid fee for each month or portion thereof after the due date until paid.

If you do not plan to work within the Town of Hilton Head Island for the renewing business license year, please indicate this information on your renewal form and return it to the Town's Revenue Services Division.