Can I appeal the value on my boat or airplane?

Yes, you have until the taxes are due to appeal in writing to the Auditor’s office. It is important that you contact SC Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and call the Auditor’s office when you receive a tax bill, if after December 31st of the previous year, you have junked, abandoned, destroyed, or sold the water craft. If the property taxes are unpaid, the taxes follow the watercraft and become the responsibility of the new owner, if you try to sell the watercraft.

Someone from the Auditor’s office will review your personal property appeal or discuss other status of the watercraft.

The appeal of the value of the boat or airplane does not extend the due date of the taxes.

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1. What items require the payment of personal property tax?
2. When are personal property taxes due?
3. How is the value of personal watercraft/aircraft determined?
4. I sold the personal property you have billed me for. What do I do with this bill?
5. Can I appeal the value on my boat or airplane?
6. If I own a business or residential rental property, how are taxes determined on associated personal property?
7. When are business-related personal property tax returns due?
8. What happens if I don't file my business-related personal property tax return on time?
9. Are all boats & motors taxable?
10. Are boat trailers taxable?
11. I want to buy a watercraft, what are the steps to do so for property tax purposes?