Anderson Co. Council to vote on hospitality tax referendum for voters


ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) –  Anderson County Council will vote on a tax referendum Tuesday night in a special called meeting.

This referendum if passed will be on the ballot for voters in November. They will be deciding if they want a two percent hospitality tax implemented in the incorporated areas of Anderson County. The tax would generate nearly three million dollars a year that would go towards building more recreation facilities in the county to attract tourists.

“That tax is only on prepared food and beverages and a lot of that would come from those locations on Interstate 85, so a lot of people passing through would pay that two percent but never use those facilities,” said Rusty Burns, Anderson County Administrator.

Council will vote Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the historic courthouse. At least four council members need to vote yes for it to pass, and if the voters pass it in November the final decision still will ultimately come back to council since it is an advisory referendum.

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