2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 4 - Counties
CHAPTER 12 - FEE IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES
2000 Act No. 283, Section 3.A, provides as follows:
"The General Assembly finds that notwithstanding previous attempts by the General Assembly to simplify fee-in-lieu, one of South Carolina's most important tax incentives, the current system is cumbersome, complex, and continues to inhibit use of popular financing techniques by South Carolina taxpayers which are widely used in other states. The General Assembly further finds that the purpose of this legislation is to simplify the fee program by making it more like traditional ad valorem taxation, which imposes no limitation on financing techniques, and to make explicit the General Assembly's intent that businesses be afforded broad flexibility in their choice of financing techniques. This legislation also allows two businesses which are not part of a controlled group, which are involved in a simple project, for example, one owns the real estate and the other the machinery and equipment, to execute a single fee-in-lieu where the aggregate investment equals or exceeds the statutory minimum. This legislation is not intended to, and does not, expand the incentive itself, for example by decreasing the assessment ratio."