|||Need to amend your SC Individual Income Tax return?|
See our tips on when to file an amended return and how to do it.
File and pay your Individual Income Tax online
On average, more than 90% of SC Individual Income Tax returns are filed online each year. Here's why:
|||Automatic calculations reduce the chance of errors.|
|||Systematic checkpoints ensure your return is complete before your return can be submitted.|
|||Filing online is the fastest and easiest way to complete your return, which means we can start processing it faster.|
|||If you're expecting a refund, choose
direct deposit! It's the fastest, easiest, most secure way to receive your refund.|
File by paper
It's important to know that filing by paper increases your chances of errors and paper returns take longer for us to process, which may delay
any refund you may receive.
Learn more about paper filing >
Options for paying your Income Tax bill when filing by paper:
| ||We recommend MyDORWAY for the easiest and safest way to pay your Income Tax bill online using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover) or from your checking or savings account.|
| ||Drafting your payment from your bank account is easier and faster than mailing in a paper check. Skip the post office, avoid getting your check lost in the mail, and simply check the ACH Debit box on line 36 and enter your banking information on line 37 of the SC1040.|
||To pay by paper check, mail the check to the address on the form, letter, or notice related to your payment, and please note:|
- The SCDOR only accepts checks drawn from a United States bank.
Your check may be converted to a debit (ACH) transaction which will process your payment faster from your bank account, and your payment will show as an electronic payment on your bank statement (you will not see a scanned image of your check).
If you have a tax bill and are worried you can't pay, the SCDOR wants you to know that
you have options
Expecting a refund?
If you are expecting a refund, you can choose to receive your refund by direct deposit or
We recommend choosing direct deposit. It’s the fastest, easiest, most secure way to receive your refund. As soon as we’ve processed your return, your refund will be deposited into your bank account. You don’t have to wait for paper check printing, your check getting lost in the mail, or taking the time to deposit or cash your check.
Debit cards are no longer a refund option as of after June 29, 2023.
If you select
debit card as your refund option after June 29, we will issue you a paper check.
See what you should know if you currently have an SC Individual Income Tax Refund Prepaid Debit Card from Bank of America.
Need more time to file?
Request a six month filing extension for your South Carolina Individual Income Taxes by:
- Paying your balance due online using MyDORWAY on or before the due date. Choose the individual payment option, enter your taxpayer information, and then choose the "Extension Payment" option on the following screen. Your payment on MyDORWAY automatically submits your filing extension request. No additional form or paperwork is required.
OR Mailing a completed SC4868 with your payment for any balance due to the SCDOR on or before the due date.