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Disaster Tax Relief

This page is updated as more information becomes available.

Due to recent natural disasters, the IRS and the South Carolina Department of Revenue have issued tax relief information for affected taxpayers. This relief includes an extension until January 31, 2018 for returns and payments for affected taxpayers in federal disaster areas (Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, parts of Texas and parts of California).

  Tax Relief for Affected South Carolina Counties

The SCDOR is providing filing and payment relief to certain taxpayers affected by Hurricane Irma. Filing and payment deadlines for South Carolina returns and payments due between September 6, 2017 and January 31, 2018 are now due January 31, 2018. 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:

    • Allendale
    • Anderson
    • Bamberg
    • Barnwell
    • Beaufort
    • Berkeley
    • Charleston
    • Colleton
    • Dorchester
    • Edgefield
    • Georgetown
    • Hampton
    • Jasper
    • McCormick
    • Oconee
    • Pickens






 WHAT IS COVERED

  • Extension until January 31, 2018 for returns and payments due between September 6, 2017 and January 31, 2018
    • This relief covers taxes administered by the SCDOR or returns filed with the SCDOR, inlcuding taxpayers making quarterly estimated payments due during the relief period
    • Tax relief will also be provided until January 31, 2018 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:
    • Paper Filer: Affected taxpayers should send a letter requesting relief to:
    • Electronic Filer: Returns filed by affected taxpayers in affected counties through MyDORWAY generally 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


  Tax Relief Outside of South Carolina 

The IRS is now providing filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses anywhere in Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, as well as parts of Texas and parts of California until January 31, 2018 due to recent disasters. The SCDOR is providing the same relief to taxpayers who have been affected.


WHO QUALIFIES

  • Taxpayers who have business in South Carolina with offices in federally declared disaster areas whose operations have been affected
  • Taxpayers whose returns are prepared by tax professionals with offices in federally declared disaster areas whose operations have been affected
  • Taxpayers in South Carolina or other unaffected areas who have their tax records in a federally declared disaster area
  • Relief workers in federally declared disaster areas

 WHAT IS COVERED

  • Extension until January 31, 2018 for returns and payments due on taxes administered by the SCDOR
  • Free replacement copies of tax returns. Please mail the SCDOR a completed SC4506
  • 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
  • If you are a taxpayer in a federally declared disaster area:
    • Send a letter requesting relief or Form C-672 to:
    • OR call 1-844-898-8542 to request relief
    • If you receive a penalty notice, you should call the number listed on the notice to discuss the application of tax relief