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Business Owners Invited to Public Information Session on New Business License Law

July 26, 2021

Local business owners have an opportunity to learn how a new business licenses ordinance, passed by the South Carolina General Assembly, will affect their business.

The Revenue Services Department for the Town of Hilton Head Island is hosting its second  public information session at 2 pm, Tuesday, August 3, to update business owners about the ordinance. The session will be held in Council Chambers at the Stephen G. Riley Municipal Complex (Town Hall), 1 Town Center Court.

At the session, attendees will learn about changes to the Town’s business license ordinance, which is being updated to meet mandates of the SC Business License Tax Standardization Act that the General Assembly passed in September 2020. The law - Act 176 - requires every local government with a business license tax to administer the tax in the same way across the state starting January 1, 2022. Information about Act 176 is available on the Town's website at

Standardizing business license tax administration statewide will make doing business in municipalities easier for businesses, especially those who must obtain licenses in multiple jurisdictions. Town Council will consider the new law for adoption at its meeting on August 17.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Town's Revenue Services Department at 843-341-4677 or

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director