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Sample Property Tax Report for a Charleston County, SC property

Property tax in Charleston County is an ad valorem tax, based on property value.

Market Value

The property's appraised value is the property's market value and represents the amount for which it can be expected to sell on the open market with a willing buyer and a willing seller. It is established by a County Assessor reappraisal program.

Land value $490,000
Improvement value + $806,000
Market value = $1,296,000
Assessed Value

Assessed value is calculated by multiplying taxable value by the assessment ratio, which is uniform throughout the state and depends on the property's classification. Therefore, the assessment ratio is 4% for Owner Occupied Residential Property, Agricultural Properties of Individuals; 6% for Agricultural Properties of Certain Corporations, Other Properties; 9.5% Transportation Companies; 10.5% Industrial and Utility Companies.

Land assessed value $27,240
Building assessed value + $44,800
Assessed value = $72,040
Exemptions And Taxable Value

Taxable value represents the assessed value less any tax exemptions or exclusions that apply. For example, under the South Carolina Property Tax Relief , local taxing jurisdictions in South Carolina are permitted to exempt the owner occupied properties from paying school operations taxes. Also, Homestead exclusion is available and may lower the property's tax bill.

Unfortunately, no data regarding the exact exemption or exclusion values was provided to us, therefore the assessed value is equal to the taxable value.

Property Tax

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable value with the corresponding millage rates and is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting from tax exemptions would pay. The rates are expressed as millages (i.e the actual rates multiplied by 1000).
Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement and financial assistance programs.

Tax description Assessed value Tax rate Tax amount
County Government Operating $72,040 * 40.7000‰ = $2,932.03
County Government Bonds $72,040 * 6.1000‰ = $439.44
Parks And Recreation Operating $72,040 * 4.1000‰ = $295.36
Parks And Recreation Bonds $72,040 * 1.3000‰ = $93.65
Trident Technical College $72,040 * 2.4000‰ = $172.90
School Board Operating $72,040 * 100.5000‰ = $7,240.02
School Board Bonds $72,040 * 26.0000‰ = $1,873.04
City Of Charleston $72,040 * 80.3000‰ = $5,784.81
City Of Charleston Drainage $72,040 * 2.0000‰ = $144.08
Property tax $72,040 * 263.4000‰ = $18,975.34

For more information please visit the web pages of Charleston County's Assessor and Auditor or look up this property's current valuation and tax situation.

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