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Fiscal Transparency


The purpose of this Transparency web site is to provide citizens with convenient access to details about state government financial matters, including details on how tax dollars are spent.  With a few simple clicks, anyone can now view the spending of more than 90 state government units and many units of local government.  We hope you find this web site useful. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please email us at cgoffice@cg.sc.gov.

Fiscal transparency is essential to sound government.  When spending is done in the open, public officials are usually more accountable, because they know their actions will be subject to public scrutiny.  Besides, citizens have a right to know where their hard-earned tax dollars are going.

In March 2008, SC Comptroller Richard Eckstrom unveiled the state's first Spending Transparency Website.  The goal is to shine a light on spending, thus improving the quality of government and giving taxpayers click-of-a-mouse access to details about how their money is spent.  Select one of the links below and follow the prompts to obtain spending information for individual state agencies.

In clicking the link Monthly Detailed Spending on the State Government Spending Transparency page, a screen will open to allow you to choose an individual state agency.  The spending details you see are of the agency’s monthly disbursements, including any payments made on its monthly charge card statements.  For those charge card payments, the name of the payee (the party the check is written to) will be the issuer of the card (Bank of America) rather than the individual merchants who accepted the credit card whenever the agency bought from them during the month.  The various merchants or vendors the agency bought from can be viewed by clicking on the link below called “Monthly Charge Card Usage” and then selecting the agency.

 

State Government Spending Transparency

Monthly State Spending Transparency Files

State Contracts

Local Government Spending Transparency (including School Districts)

Higher Education Spending Transparency

SC Stimulus Spending Transparency

Monthly Charge Card Usage

SC Insurance Reserve Fund Payments

Bank Account Transparency and Accountability

Comptroller General's Office Monthly General Fund Reports

Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (Current & Prior Years)

Tax Expenditure Reports

Economic Development Subsidies

 

 

Links

SC Budget and Control Board Meetings – Live-Streamed and Archived by SC ETV

State Employee Salary Search Site

Citizens Tool for Calculating Tax Policy Changes on State Revenues

Board of Economic Advisors (BEA) General Fund Forecasts

Board of Economic Advisors (BEA) Monthly General Fund Revenue Reports

Budget Report by Individual Agency

State Budget Office Publications

Commerce Department Publications

Office of Research and Statistics: Local Government Finance Report

SC State Auditor's Office

        State Agency Audits

        Court System Audits

        Medicaid Audits