Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Sign In


SC Tax Relief for Certain Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Irma

This page is updated as more information becomes available.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue is providing temporary tax relief to certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irma. Filing and payment deadlines for South Carolina returns and payments due between September 11, 2017 and October 13, 2017 will now be due October 13, 2017. This tax relief applies to taxpayers who reside in an affected county or who have businesses, tax records, or tax preparers in an affected county (below). Tax relief will also be granted to those located in federal disaster areas, such as Georgia and Florida. Taxpayers in other areas may be considered for relief on a case-by-case basis.

This relief covers taxes administered by the SCDOR or returns filed with the SCDOR, inlcuding taxpayers making quarterly estimated payments due September 15, 2017 and taxpayers required to file a sales tax return due September 20, 2017.

Tax relief will also be provided until October 13, 2017 for taxpayers with a valid extension that runs out on September 15, 2017 (e.g., S-corporations and partnerships).

This relief does not apply to current collection matters, including payments due during the period of September 11, 2017 through October 13, 2017, under any payment plan previously entered into with the SCDOR.

  Who Qualifies for State Tax Relief:

  • 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:

    • Beaufort
    • Berkeley
    • Charleston
    • Colleton
    • Dorchester
    • Jasper

Additional counties may be added to this list and will be posted to this page as that information becomes available. Taxpayers in other areas may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  Available State Tax Relief:

  • Extension until October 13, 2017 for returns and payments due between September 11, 2017 and October 13, 2017.
  • Free replacement copies of tax returns. Please mail the SCDOR a completed SC4506.

  How to Get State Tax Relief:

  • If you are a resident or business in an affected county:
    • Paper Filer: Affected taxpayers should write "Hurricane Irma" at the top of paper returns or complete the "disaster area" check box if one is provided on the return.
    • Electronic Filer: Returns filed by affected taxpayers in affected counties through MyDORWAY do not require any additional action to qualify for this relief.
    • If you receive a penalty notice, you should call the number listed on the notice to discuss the application of tax relief.
  • Please call 1-844-898-8542 with questions.

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

Helpful Links