Joint News Release

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Beaufort County ending One Percent Transportation Sales Tax

November 2, 2021

This news release is shared as a courtesy to Beaufort County.

Beaufort County received notification Monday from the State Treasurer's Office that the one percent Transportation Sales tax has collected over $119M as of September 30, 2021.

It is anticipated that over October, the county reached $120M. Beaufort County will coordinate further with the Department of Revenue to verify and file the appropriate paperwork to end the program. We will then notify residents and vendors the day to end collecting the tax.

This will return the sales tax collected in Beaufort County to six percent.

Voters approved the One Percent Transportation tax in 2018 that was anticipated to raise $120M over 4 years. The tax is funding $80 million for traffic improvements along the U.S. 278 Corridor to Hilton Head Island, $30 million for Lady's Island improvements, and the remaining $10 million for sidewalks and pathway improvements.

For more information about the projects and statues go to

For questions or persons requiring additional assistance due to language barriers, contact the Capital Projects Department at 843-255-2700.

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director

Beaufort County Capital Projects Department