SCANA says it pays $82 million in property taxes in Richland, Lexington counties

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.
Lexington County received the largest payment, more than $41.8 million, followed by Richland County with more than $40.3 million.
“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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