Accommodation Tax Advisory Committee (ATAX)

Meetings

The Committee meetings are set within 45 days after the quarter end and the committee recommendations are presented at the next Bluffton Town Council meeting.

  • 6 pm
  • In 2020: February 18, May 19, August 18, November 17
  • Town Hall
    20 Bridge Street
    Bluffton, SC 29910

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Members

  • Sam Britt - Vice Chair At Large
  • Nate Pringle - Cultural Organization
  • Chirsty Parker - Hospitality
  • Ellen Shumaker - Lodging
  • Michael Tripka - Hospitality
  • Jean Wilson - At Large

About the Committee

The seven member Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee (ATAX) is required to advise Town Council on the distribution and expenditure of accommodations tax revenue for municipalities receiving over $50,000 per the South Carolina Code of Laws, Section June 4, 2025(A) known as the Accommodations Tax Act. The majority of members must represent the hospitality industry, including two from the lodging industry and at least one from a Cultural Organization. Accommodations Tax Grant Applications requesting funds are due by the last day of each quarter.