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South Carolina State Tax Updates

For the latest news and updates on South Carolina state and local tax

March 23, 2021

South Carolina Update on Extension of Filing Deadline

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (DOR) has announced that it will follow the deadline change made by the IRS for individual income tax returns, extending the due date for state individual income tax returns to May 17, 2021. The deadline extension is automatic, and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the DOR to qualify. The DOR is awaiting further guidance from the IRS and will wait to issue an information letter addressing the IRS decision and other topics. The change in the IRS deadline only affects individual income tax returns and does not affect estimated tax payments, which are still due April 15, 2021. ( Special Announcement: Individual Income Tax Due Date Extended to May 17, 2021, S.C. Dept. of Revenue, 03/18/2021. )

March 2020

SCDOR Extends Tax Returns and Payment Deadlines

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is offering more time to file returns and pay taxes due April 1, 2020–June 1, 2020, to assist taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Tax returns and payments due April 1–June 1 will now be due June 1, 2020. Penalty and interest will not be charged if payment is made by June 1. This includes South Carolina Individual Income Taxes, Corporate Income Taxes, Sales and Use Tax, Admissions Tax, and other taxes filed and paid with the SCDOR. The SCDOR is automatically applying this tax relief for all applicable returns and payments – you don’t need to take any additional action.
The SCDOR encourages taxpayers to:

  • Use the SCDOR’s available online services. Visit MyDORWAY, the free online tax system, at MyDORWAY.dor.sc.gov to securely manage your South Carolina taxes from a smartphone or computer.
  • Help protect the spread of COVID-19 by calling or emailing the SCDOR instead of visiting in person. Find the phone number or email address needed at dor.sc.gov/contact.
  • Consider filing your Individual Income Taxes electronically, which is safer and faster. Visit dor.sc.gov/iit-filing to learn more. After filing, check your refund status online at dor.sc.gov/refund.

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Disclaimer: Please note this is the information that is readily available at this time, it is subject to change so please consult your Withum tax advisor.

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