2017 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 4 - Counties
CHAPTER 12 - FEE IN LIEU OF PROPERTY TAXES
Section 4-12-20. Lease agreements between county, municipality, school district, water and sewer authority, or other political subdivisions and another party to contain provision for fees in lieu of taxes.
Every agreement between a county, municipality, school district, water and sewer authority, or other political subdivision and another party in the form of a lease must contain a provision requiring the other party to make payments to the county, municipality, school district, water and sewer authority, and other political subdivisions in which the project is located in lieu of taxes, in the amounts that would result from taxes levied on the project by a county, municipality, school district, water and sewer authority, and other political subdivisions, if the project were owned by the other party, but with appropriate reductions similar to the tax exemptions, if any, which would be afforded to the other party if it were owner of the project.
HISTORY: 1995 Act No. 125, Section 4A, approved June 7, 1995 and effective for taxable years beginning after 1995; 1998 Act No. 432, Section 19A, eff for leases entered into after June 23, 1998; 2003 Act No. 69, Section 3.YY.1, eff Jan. 1, 2003.
2003 Act No. 69, Section 3.YY.2, in part provides as follows:
"(i) for those projects which have been granted a two-year extension of time to complete the project and that two-year period has not expired, the sponsor may at any time during the two-year extension request an additional three years to complete the project, and (ii) the county and the sponsor may agree to waive the provisions of Section 4-12-45 under any agreement whenever executed."
Effect of Amendment
The 1998 amendment substituted ", municipality, school district, water and sewer authority, or other political subdivision" for "council or county councils", "other party" for "industry" in three places, "water and sewer authority" for "or school districts" in two places, and "subdivisions" for "units" in two places; and made other nonsubstantive changes.
The 2003 amendment reprinted this section with no apparent changes.