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Disaster Tax Relief

In some instances, tax relief is provided to taxpayers affected by natural disasters. This page is updated as information becomes available.

  Tax Relief for Affected South Carolina Counties

The SCDOR is providing filing and payment relief to certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Florence. Filing and payment deadlines for South Carolina returns and payments due between September 8, 2018 and January 31, 2019 are now due January 31, 2019 for taxpayers in affected counties. Call 1-844-898-8542 if you have questions regarding this relief. 


WHO QUALIFIES

  • Residents and businesses in an affected county
  • If your tax records are located in an affected county
  • If your tax preparer is located in an affected county
  • If you are a relief worker
  • If you are in a federal disaster area
  • Affected counties that are eligible for South Carolina tax relief currently include:

    • Chesterfield
    • Darlington
    • Dillon
    • Florence
    • Georgetown
    • Horry
    • Marion
    • Marlboro






 WHAT IS COVERED

  • Extension until January 31, 2019 for returns and payments due between September 8, 2018 and January 31, 2019
    • This relief covers taxes administered by the SCDOR or returns filed with the SCDOR, including taxpayers making quarterly estimated payments due during the relief period
    • Tax relief will also be provided until January 31, 2019 for taxpayers with a valid extension that runs out during the relief period
  • Free replacement copies of tax returns. Please mail the SCDOR a completed SC4506.
  • This relief does not apply to current collection matters under any payment plan previously entered into with the SCDOR

 WHAT TO DO
  • If you are a resident or business in an affected county:
    • Electronic Filer: Returns filed by affected taxpayers in affected counties through MyDORWAY generally do not require any additional action to qualify for this relief
    • Paper Filer: Check the "disaster area" check box, if available, or write "SC Hurricane" at the top of the return
  • If you receive a penalty notice, you should:
    • Call the number listed on the notice or
    • Send a completed Disaster Relief Form C-672 (or a letter providing the same information as Form C-672) to either:
  • Call 1-844-898-8542 with questions

  Tax Relief for Other Counties

The SCDOR recognizes that Hurricane Florence may have affected the ability of certain taxpayers to meet South Carolina’s tax filing deadlines. The SCDOR will work with taxpayers, on a case-by-case basis, and will waive any penalties assessed against a taxpayer who cannot meet state filing or payment requirements as a result of Hurricane Florence. This relief does not apply to current collection matters, including payments due during the relief period under any payment plan previously entered into with the SCDOR.


 WHAT TO DO
  • Taxpayers should first submit completed tax returns and/or payments.
  • Upon filing, should affected taxpayers receive a notice with penalties due, they may then make a request for penalty waiver by either:
    • Submitting a request using our free tax portal MyDORWAY 
      1. Log in to MyDORWAY
      2. Select the account for which you need to request a penalty waiver
      3. Under I Want To, select Additional Forms and Applications, then select Request a Penalty Waiver
      4. Complete the form and click Submit
      5. Verify the account and period information and select Ok
      or
    • Sending a completed and signed Form C-530 (or a letter including the same information requested on Form C-530) to either:
    • Please note: Requests made through MyDORWAY will be processed faster than a form or letter that is mailed or emailed.



 Questions? 
Give us a call, toll-free, at 1-844-898-8542.

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