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​I​f you've put off filing your 2022 South Carolina Individual Income Tax return, you're almost out of time​

​​What you nee​d to know:

  • 2022 South Carolina Individual Income Tax returns are due tomorrow, April 18, 2023.

  • File online and choose direct deposit for faster and more accurate processing.

  • If you don’t think you’ll be able to file by tomorrow, you may need to request an extension.

If you've put off filing your 2022 South Carolina Individual Income Tax return, you're almost out of time. Tomorrow is the deadline – April 18, 2023.

As of today, more than 1.9 million returns have been filed, about 96% of them electronically. If you've waited until the last minute to file, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) offers the following tips to help the process go as smoothly as possible.

Why is the deadline April 18 this year?​

The IRS set its deadline as April 18 because of the District of Columbia's Emancipation Day holiday, which this year is observed on Monday, April 17. The SCDOR sets its filing deadline in accordance with the IRS. See IL2​3-3, available at, for more information.


Last-minute filing reminders

  • Gather your important tax documents, like W-2s, 1099s, and any other document that will affect your return. If you don't have these documents organized yet, it may be time to consider filing an extension.
  • Once your documents are handy, file electronically and choose direct deposit for the fastest and most accurate processing.
  • Free and low-cost options are available for filing your South Carolina return. Visit to learn more.
  • Direct deposit is the SCDOR's preferred refund option. It's fast, safe, easy, cost-efficient, and paperless. Learn more at
  • Make sure your current mailing address is included before submitting your return, even if you choose direct deposit as your refund option.
  • Be sure to sign your return before submitting it to the SCDOR. If you used a tax preparer to help you file, they should also sign. It may seem simple, but thousands of returns are held up each year because they don't have a valid signature.

Need more time to file? You may need to request an extension.

  • Those who request an extension have until October 16, 2023 to file their 2022 returns.
  • But before you ask for an extension, know that extending the deadline for filing your return does not delay the deadline for paying any tax due. You are still required to pay what you owe by April 18, 2023.
  • If you owe no additional taxes and are requesting an extension from the IRS, you do not need to request one from the SCDOR.  Keep a copy of your federal extension request for your records.
  • If you owe additional taxes, the fastest and easiest way to ask for an extension is to use our free online tax portal, MyDORWAY. Select Individual Income Tax Payment to get started. Your payment on MyDORWAY automatically submits your filing extension request.
  • You can also submit your request by paper using the SC4868, Request for Extension of Time to File. Use the attached voucher to send in payment for any balance due on your taxes.

Waiting on a refund?

  • Tax return and refund processing is expected to take 6-8 weeks to allow the SCDOR to use all available tools to check for fraud and protect your refund. Fighting fraud to protect taxpayer dollars is our priority.
  • After you file, check your refund status online at

Need to pay what you owe?

  • If you owe money after filing your return, the SCDOR recommends making your payment at
    • Select Individual Income Tax Payment, then enter your SSN and Legal Name to get started.
    • On the next screen, select Return Payment.

What's new for 2023?

  • Military retirement pay exclusion. Because of a new law enacted last year, all military retirement pay is excluded from South Carolina Individual Income Tax beginning in tax year 2022. Reduce the retirement deduction and the age 65 and older deduction by the amount of military retirement deduction taken. For more information, refer to SC Revenue Ruling #22-11, available at
  • Rebate recipients pay no state taxes on their payment. Those who received a state tax rebate in 2022 may receive a 1099G, but they owe no state taxes on their rebate, since it is considered a refund. Rebates may be taxable on the federal level if you itemized and received a federal benefit from the 2021 deduction.
  • An increase in the dependent exemption. The exemption amount for tax year 2022 is $4,430 and is allowed for each eligible dependent, including both qualifying children and qualifying relatives.
  • An increase in the Motor Fuel User Fee Credit. The refundable credit increases from 9 cents per gallon to 11 cents per gallon for tax year 2022. Full or part-year resident taxpayers may claim the refundable credit for the lesser of the increase in South Carolina Motor Fuel User Fee they paid during 2022 or the preventative maintenance costs they incurred in South Carolina during the tax year.
  • An increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit. Full-year residents may claim the South Carolina Earned Income Tax Credit if they are eligible for the federal credit. For tax year 2022, the non-refundable credit is equal to 104.17% of the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit allowed the taxpayer.  

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