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A Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is a county-wide tax used to fund capital outlay projects proposed by the county government and participating municipal governments. It may not be used for operating expenses. The tax is imposed when the County Board of Commissioners calls a local referendum and the referendum is subsequently passed by the voters within the county. The tax is collected on all items subject to sales tax.
Yes. In March 2019, Camden County voters renewed the SPLOST estimated to bring in $55 million. The SPLOST was approved to be collected for 6 years (the maximum amount of time permitted by law) and will expire June 30, 2025.
No. A SPLOST is a consumption tax, not a property tax. It is charged on goods purchased in Camden County, regardless of where the purchaser resides.
No. It is be a continuation of the existing sales tax, remaining at the current level of seven percent. The SPLOST VII one percent sales tax ended on June 30, 2019, and the SPLOST VIII one percent sales tax began collection on July 1, 2019.