Income Tax season opens on January 29.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consistent with dates set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) begins accepting Individual Income Tax returns on Monday, January 29, 2018. Returns are due Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
Important information for this year’s filing season is included below. Additional information and resources are available on our website at dor.sc.gov/iit.
File Online – Save time.
The SCDOR reminds taxpayers that electronic filing is the most efficient and safest way to file. While we move toward a paperless system and encourage taxpayers to file electronically, we will continue to work with taxpayers without internet access to provide them the information and service they need.
“Approximately 87% of South Carolina taxpayers filed electronically in 2017,” said Hartley Powell, SCDOR Director. “We encourage all taxpayers to please consider the many benefits of electronic filing before deciding to file on paper.”
Electronic filing along with choosing direct deposit provides the safest, fastest way to file and receive due refunds. Electronic filing also helps prevent tax fraud, a growing national problem the SCDOR continues to work vigorously to combat.
Taxpayers can learn more about the many available electronic filing options on our website at dor.sc.gov/iit-filing including free electronic filing for eligible taxpayers through the Free File Alliance. Taxpayers can complete and submit simple Individual Income Tax returns online with SC Fillable Forms starting January 29, 2018.
New in 2018 – Check Refund Status and Make Payments with MyDORWAY
MyDORWAY is the SCDOR’s 24/7, online tax service portal. You can now use MyDORWAY to check your refund status or make income tax payments. A MyDORWAY login account is not needed to use these services.
Check your refund status at mydorway.dor.sc.gov. You can expect to receive your refund generally within three to four weeks of your filing date. Please note, the refund status becomes available when refunds are processing, not when returns are received.
Pay your income tax at mydorway.dor.sc.gov. While a MyDORWAY account is not needed to use this service, you can create an account to keep records of your payments going forward.
The SCDOR is committed to keeping your tax refund safe from fraudsters, and our anti-fraud measures remain aggressive. If you receive an SCDOR letter requesting verification of a return or additional information, please know this is for anti-fraud purposes and may delay some refunds. Your prompt response is appreciated.
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 1-803-898-7638. Protect your personal information from fraudsters, and review security tips available on our website.
Please note, the new Federal tax law changes do not impact the 2017 tax year filing.