Auditor: Tax bills will not be sent out because of flaws

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston county property and real estate tax bills are not being sent to citizens because the auditor says the new computer system has too many glitches.

Bills were already supposed to be on their way to your mailbox, but county auditor Peggy Moseley says bills using the computer system with the glitches are flawed.

Councilman Elliot Summey says there's no glitch.  The county has had the $2 million computer system since 2007, but this is the first year they are using it to send tax bills.  

Summey says it's a county-wide system and no one else is having any problems with it, not even the auditor's office.

Since bills will be arriving late, the county has contacted the DMV so residents will not have to pay a late fee when paying for their vehicle registration.  

If your tag expires, you can go to the public services building on Bridge View Drive to have your tax bill printed, as well as pay it the same day.  

The county uses the money collected from taxes to fund things like keep lights on in schools, gas in police cars and garbage trucks.

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