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Free File Options for South Carolina

These providers offer free electronic filing of both federal and South Carolina returns to South Carolina taxpayers who meet the qualifications listed. You must start your return by clicking a link to a provider's website from this page. Use of other sites that promote a free federal return will not guarantee your ability to also file your South Carolina return for free. 
  Need help choosing a Free File option? Use the IRS's Free File tool. Your provider must be listed on this page for you to file both your federal and state returns for free.
  Common abbreviations: Many of the options below are based on your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or qualification for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
  Information updated: January 24, 2022


IRS Free File Program Delivered by TaxAct logo
IRS Free File Program by TaxAct® offers free federal and South Carolina returns if you meet the following requirements:  
  • Your AGI is $65,000 or less, and
  • You are age 56 or younger, or
  • You are Active Duty Military with an AGI of $73,000 or less

TaxHawk logo
FreeTaxUSA® offers free federal and free state online tax preparation and e-filing to South Carolina taxpayers if you meet one of the following requirements:  
  • Your AGI is $41,000 or less, or
  • You served Active Duty Military in 2021 with an AGI of $73,000 or less


OLT logo
Online Taxes at OLT.com® would like to offer free federal and free state online tax preparation and e-filing if you meet one of the following requirements:
  • Your AGI is between $16,000 and $73,000 regardless of age  
  • You are Activity Duty Military with an AGI of $73,000 or less
1040Now logo
1040Now® offers free federal and free South Carolina Income Tax preparation and eFile of tax returns for taxpayers who meet the following requirements:
  • Your AGI is $32,000 or less and
  • You live in South Carolina
Note: In order to be provided the FREE offer* for both the federal and South Carolina return, taxpayers must create their account by using this link to access 1040Now® >
*Limited to three free returns per computer.
IRS Free File Program Delivered by TaxAct logo
TaxSlayer® offers free federal and South Carolina returns if you meet the following requirements:  
  • Your AGI is $39,000 or less, or
  • You qualify for EITC, or
  • You are Active Duty Military with an AGI of $73,000 or less

 

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