Tax Tips for People Renting Rooms in South Carolina

Money collected from the lodging tax is redistributed to cities and counties to be used for tourism and promotion.

COLUMBIA, SC — Starting Oct. 1, people who list rooms for rent on websites like AirBnB will be required to electronically file and pay tax returns.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) would like those offering tourists and travelers rooms for rent in the state to be aware of the state lodging tax, a 2% tax plus a 5% sales tax, and any applicable local taxes.

Starting October 1, 2022, accommodation tax account holders will be required to file returns and make payments electronically.

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You must also have a retail license to report and pay lodging taxes if you rent rooms or spaces in your own home or in hotels, motels, campgrounds, boarding houses, or parks. mobile homes.

Money from the lodging tax is redistributed to cities and counties to be used for tourism, promotion, advertising, and other tourism-related activities.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Department of Revenue website at dor.sc.gov/tax/accommodations.

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