The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce replaced its legacy tax system in March with its State Unemployment Insurance Tax System. Since the end of the 2018 1st quarter filing period, DEW saw a 34% increase in the number of employers/agents filing electronically rather than by mail.

DEW has announced it will invite businesses and third-party agents to take part in webinars and in-person sessions from July 11-17 that will walk through SUITS functionality and give an opportunity to ask questions.

The DEW has developed a customized communication strategy to connect with small groups of employers and CPAs who would like more personal guidance for filing and payment specifications.

All in-person classes are at the C. Lem Harper Auditorium, 1500 Wayne Street, Columbia 29201.

For all event information and registration, please visit


Thursday, July 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Register here.)

Wednesday, July 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Register here.)

Webinar: Thursday, July 12 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Register here.)


Wednesday, July 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Register here.)

Tuesday, July 17 9:30-11:30 a.m. (Register here.)

Webinar: Tuesday, July 17 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Register here.)

In the new system, employers are provided customizable management tools, including:

  • Account transparency and control
  • Real-time access to account information
  • The opportunity to correspond with DEW representatives with the system
  • Multiple wage filing options
  • The use of historic data to eliminate rekeying information
  • The convenience of system calculations

Liable employers are responsible for submitting quarterly wage reports and paying state unemployment insurance taxes. With SUITS, this process can be as easy as online banking. Those who have not created a user ID within the Employer Self-Service Portal are encouraged to do so in advance of the quarterly filing deadline for the ability to file a quarterly report and payment via the portal.

The department continues to encourage those who have not used the system by learn the benefits of electronic filing and find the resources to help with the process.

To ensure the fastest service, log in to SUITS at Users can submit questions, request assistance and make appropriate account updates. DEW representatives are available to assist with account inquiries at 803.737.2400.

Resources are available to help with hints and tips on all aspects of SUITS, including video tutorials, FAQs and desk aids.

The second quarter filing deadline is July 31. The DEW encourages everyone to take advantage of all the benefits offered by SUITS to make doing business with DEW easier and more convenient.