|Letter: Worried about St. Augustine's tourism charges? Check out Charleston|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Editor: I have just returned from Charleston, S.C.. When I received my hotel bill, I was appalled by the taxes.
? County tax - 2 percent - $3.98 ? City tax - 2 percent - $3.98
? State tax - 9.5 percent - $18.91
? Charleston Area Destination fee - $1
? Charleston Area Destination feet tax - 9 cents
Valet parking was $22 a day or $20 a day if you park your own car in the municipal parking garage. I was billed $23.87 a day, which probably included taxs of $1.87 a day.
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