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Enter Number of Visitors and Length of Stay in the form below then click the "Calculate" button to calculate the amount of local tax dollars generated.

Enter Number of Visitors
 
Enter Length of Stay (number of days)  
Click Calculate button below to view Economic Input

(A x B) x $121 (*Based on average expenditure of $121 per night)
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Tax Dollars Generated  
Sales Tax (5%)
Funds general government and important social services, as well as law enforcement, fire protection, emergency planning, economic development and education. Exceeds $500 million annually.

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RIDE I (1.5%)
Funds important road projects like Highway 22 (Veterans Highway), Highway 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway), Main Street Connector, widening of Highway 544, construction of Grissom Parkway and the widening of 707 (northern leg). Will total $1.1 billion in local road projects.


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Accommodation Tax (2.5%)
Funds law enforcement, beach renourishment, cultural arts (e.g. Long Bay Symphony), local festivals and events, tourism infrastructure (e.g. convention center, boardwalk). Exceeds $20 million annually.

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Admissions Tax (5%)
Funds general fund of state government, funds Department of Commerce, and funds motion picture incentives. Exceeds $10 million annually.

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Education Funding (1%)
Funds teachers’ salaries and operations of schools and our school district. Exceeds $100 million annually.

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Education Capital Projects (1%)
Funds construction of new schools and educational facilities at our public schools, as well as Horry-Georgetown Technical College & Coastal Carolina University. Will total $1 billion in local education facilities.

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City of Myrtle Beach Tourism Fee (1%)
Funds tourism promotion, infrastructure improvements and a 90% reduction in owner-occupied property taxes. Exceeds $17 million annually.

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