Hospitality Tax

NOTICE: Tax Payment Deadline Extended

On March 23, 2020, City Council approved an ordinance temporarily waiving the penalties for late payment of hospitality tax for the reporting periods due March 20, 2020, and April 20, 2020; however, taxpayers are still required to submit their monthly tax reports to the City by the appropriate due dates. Failure to file a timely tax report form will be considered non-payment and will accrue a late penalty.

Taxpayers can remit payment for the March 20 and April 20 due dates as late as May 20 without any late payment penalties, as long as they submit the required monthly reports on time.

If you have not done so, please file your February hospitality tax reporting form as soon as possible to avoid the accrual of additional late penalties. The March reporting form is due April 20, 2020.

If you have any questions regarding hospitality tax, please feel free to reach out to Karen Osborne at or Burella Williams at

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Tax Requirements

In 2001, Greenville City Council authorized the levy of a 2% Local Hospitality Tax on prepared meals and beverages including alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine sold in the City of Greenville.

All restaurants, bars, lounges, and private clubs serving food and/or alcohol are required to pay this tax. These funds must be used for tourism-related activities and improvements.

For questions regarding hospitality taxes, please contact the City's revenue specialist Burella Williams at 864-467-4543.

Hospitality Tax Revenue

This report is updated monthly with tax revenue based on calendar year. If you need assistance, email Karen Osborne at or email Burella Williams at

Estimate Your Hospitality Tax Estimate Your Hospitality Tax

Gross Sales of Food and/or Beverages

Estimated tax due:
*Note: Penalties not included in the estimated fee amount above.


The Hospitality calculator is a tool to assist you in estimating your Hospitality Tax payment. Hospitality Tax payments are subject to a 5% penalty for each month that the payment is not paid by the 20th day of the following month. The late fee is not included in the estimated tax of the hospitality calculator above.

The estimated hospitality tax is subject to verification upon submission of payment.