Hilton Head Island
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A tax equal to two percent of the total gross sales price received for prepared foods, meals and beverages sold.
It is the responsibility of the establishment to collect the tax from the consumer, and to timely remit the funds to the Town. Hospitality Tax shall be collected at the time of purchase of the prepared meal or beverage.
Hospitality tax is paid by the consumer or patrons of restaurants, lounges, grocery stores, convenience stores, and any other establishments that sell prepared food and beverages. The establishment then pays the collected taxes to the Town.
This tax generates approximately $5 million annually that is dedicated to pay debt service on a $10 million bond for public safety projects and other capital improvement projects.
Pay Your Taxes Online
Hospitality Tax payments for are due quarterly in accordance with the following schedule.
Failing to remit payment by the due date shall result in penalties being assessed. Penalties are calculated as follows:
Upon the closure of a business, please submit a Statement of Closure form to the Town's Revenue and Collections Office. The form must be signed by a principal of the company and may be submitted via hand delivery, mail, or fax.
Contact Revenue Services at 843-341-4677.