City Tax Structure

Approximately 29% of the City of Abbeville’s General Fund budget comes in the form of Property Taxes levied within the City.  The Local Option Sales Tax or (LOST Credit) currently in place in Abbeville County is a one cent sales tax which is used to offset a portion of property taxes that would otherwise be paid.  See below for an area municipal tax comparison, as well as an example of the amount of taxes paid on both a home and commercial property.

General Fund Overview


Municipal Tax Comparison

See below for  a comparison of Municipal Tax Rates for Cities of at least 1,500 persons within roughly 30 miles of the City of Abbeville.  As of 2019 data, the City of Abbeville has some of the lowest Municipal Taxes in the Region.  (The City currently has no special assessed fees.)

Tax Rates

Average City Taxes on both Residential and Commercial Properties

Please note the below numbers do not take into account County or School District Taxes.


See below for tax information based on a $100,000 Home:

Home Value: $100,000

City Taxes before LOST Credit: $426.08

LOST Credit for 2019: $201.70

City Taxes after LOST Credit Reduction (Actual Tax Paid): $224.38

City Taxes with Homestead Exemption: $112.19


And for a vehicle valued at $20,000

Vehicle Value: $20,000

City Taxes before LOST Credit: $127.82

LOST Credit for 2019: $40.34

City Taxes after LOST Credit Reduction (Actual Tax Paid): $84.48


If you own a commercial property, see below  for an estimation of your City Taxes based on a $100,000 property:

Property Value: $100,000

City Taxes before LOST Credit: $639.12

LOST Credit for 2019: $201.70

City Taxes after LOST Credit Reduction (Actual Tax Paid): $437.42


Tax Calculation Spreadsheet

In order to use the spreadsheet above follow the below steps:

Enter your properties assessed value, according to the Abbeville County Assessor’s Office, into the correct category below.  (Please note that non-primary residences, including rental property, should be entered as commercial property.)

Tax Calculator Categories