PREPARING FOR AN EMERGENCY
South Carolinians know that an emergency can happen at any time, sometimes without warning. While you can’t always know when a disaster will occur, you can be ready for the challenges you’ll face by preparing ahead of time. We're here to help you prepare for emergencies with a few tips to ensure you can recover your important information, account for your valuables, and reopen your business as soon as possible.
Use paperless recordkeeping
Keep a visual record of your property
Keep your emergency plans updated
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
When an emergency does occur, we're here to help you get your life back to normal.
- For up-to-date information on office closings and tax relief, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
- We also update this webpage, dor.sc.gov/disasterrelief, when tax relief is available.
- Click here to learn about tax relief that the IRS offers in disaster situations.
- If you need copies of prior year South Carolina tax returns, complete an SC4506 or send a written request to: SCDOR, Request for Copies, PO Box 125, Columbia, SC 29214-0890.
- The IRS Disaster Resource Guide provides information to individuals and businesses affected by a federally declared disaster and the assistance available to disaster victims.
- The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) is the primary division of state government responsible for coordinating preparation, response, and recovery efforts for major disasters in South Carolina. The SCEMD website is a valuable resource to help you develop an emergency plan and find assistance after a disaster.