In 1984 the South Carolina General Assembly enacted a bill which imposes a 2% tax on all accommodations within the state of South Carolina (the bill was later amended in 1991).The goal of the accommodations tax is to present the state and its counties with an effective means to assist in the development of a strong tourism industry throughout South Carolina. The State Legislature has defined the eligible expenses and funding allocation percentages.

A portion of the collected tax is to be used for activities or projects directly relating to tourism. These funds are disbursed to local agencies for projects and activities that directly promote tourism in Cherokee County. In Cherokee County, the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee is responsible for making recommendations to County Council on the expenditure of these funds; the rely on an application and interview process as outlined in the Accommodations Tax Guidelines. County Council discusses and approves the final allocation levels.

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Accommodation Tax Guidelines

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Accommodation Tax Package and Policies

Cherokee County Accommodations Tax Committee

Jim Cook, Director
Cherokee County Industrial Development Board
101 Campus Drive
Gaffney, SC 29341

Amanda Walker
Pine Haven Campground LLC
830 Blacksburg Hwy
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Cline Gore III
White Columns Funeral Home LLC
102 N Rutherford St.
Blacksburg, SC 29702

Janet Tsiknias
Aegean Pizza Family Restaurant
1547 W. Floyd Baker Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29341

Brooks Allison
American Legion
923 N. Limestone St.
Gaffney, SC 29340

Lisa Butler
Iron City Campground
495 Youngs Grove Road
Blacksburg, SC  29702

David Stepp
Daddy Joe’s BBQ
1400 W. Floyd Baker Blvd.
Gaffney, SC  29341

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