SCANA says its largest property tax payment goes to Lexington County

SCANA Corporation and its subsidiaries paid South Carolina counties more than $209 million in property taxes for property assessed in 2017. SCANA announced the amount in a press release, Thursday.

SCANA said Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million. The SCANA headquarters is off of 12 Street Extension in Cayce.
“These funds are essential to the counties throughout the state,” said Iris Griffin, chief financial officer for SCANA. “From funding local law enforcement agencies and helping students receive a quality education, to maintaining public streets and roadways, these dollars help residents of South Carolina in very meaningful ways.”

Tax payments included (approximations):

Aiken County – $10.1 million
Allendale County – $1.5 million
Bamberg County – $2.0 million
Barnwell County – $2.1 million
Beaufort County – $6.8 million
Berkeley County – $10.0 million
Charleston County – $20.9 million
Colleton County – $3.1 million
Dorchester County – $6.2 million
Edgefield County – $1.6 million
Fairfield County – $29.8 million
Florence County – $1.3 million
Hampton County – $2.9 million
Horry County – $1.1 million
Jasper County – $6.1 million

Lexington County – $41.8 million
Orangeburg County – $14.9 million
Richland County – $40.3 million
Saluda County – $1.4 million
Sumter County – $1.1 million

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