The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) began accepting Individual Income tax returns on Jan. 23. Income tax returns are due April 18, 2017. These dates are consistent with dates set by the IRS. While the SCDOR's anti-fraud measures remain aggressive, they do not anticipate delaying South Carolina Individual Income tax refunds this year. Taxpayers can expect to receive their refund generally within two to four weeks of their filing date.
New in 2017
Employer W2s are now due to employees and the SCDOR on the same date – Jan. 31. This allows for more timely data verification and better protection of taxpayer information.
To learn more about filing options, including free file options, visit SCDOR’s website. For the fastest, most secure way to receive refunds, choose electronic filing and direct deposit.
Taxpayers can check the status of their refunds at dor.sc.gov/refund. Please note, the refund status becomes available when refunds are processing, not when returns are received. Taxpayers can expect to receive their refund generally within two to four weeks of their filing date.
The SCDOR remains committed to tax fraud prevention. Protect your personal information from fraudsters, and review security tips and resources on the SCDOR website at dor.sc.gov/cyber-security. If you suspect a refund has been fraudulently requested on your behalf, complete and submit the IRS Identity Theft Affidavit Form 14039 and call the SCDOR's dedicated customer care line at 803-898-7638. Learn more about Identity Theft here.