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South Carolina Department of Revenue
Business Personal Property Section
Columbia, SC 29214-0301

Phone: 803-898-5222
Fax: 803-898-5484
Email: BPProperty@dor.sc.gov

 

MyDORWAY – Business Personal Property Download/Upload Instructions

Excel is the only file format available for download. A CSV or Excel format is accepted for upload.

Note:  If you are new to MyDORWAY, you will need to sign up for a MyDORWAY account. An existing SCBOS username will not allow you access to MyDORWAY. 

Download Instructions

  1. Login to MyDORWAY
  2. Select the BPP Account Type
  3. Select File Return for the period you intend to file for
  4. There will be two options for filing:  Enter Filings Online or Download and Upload a File
  5. Select Download and Upload a File -> Next
  6. Select Download Return
    Note:  Pop-up blocking must also be disabled; Add MyDORWAY to your "trusted website" list to see pop-ups.
  7. Open the Excel file and complete data entries
  8. Save the Excel file

Upload Instructions

  1. Login to MyDORWAY
  2. Select the BPP Account Type
  3. Select File Return for the period you intend to file for
  4. There will be two options for filing:  Enter Filings Online or Download and Upload a File
  5. Select Download and Upload a File -> Next
  6. Click Next
  7. Before uploading, confirm your file format is saved as .CSV or .XLSX
  8. Select Upload Return -> Choose File -> Import
  9. Click Next
  10. Final review of locations and data
  11. Click Next
  12. Click Submit
  13. Confirmation page is received

Filing Requirements

  • Optional Information: The following owner information is now optional. 
    1. The first two rows are available for Owner Information. This information will not be populated in the download. These labels describe the information in each column of the Owner Information record.(See Step 2 for the specific information).
    2. The Owner Information columns (in order) are:
      1. RECORD TYPE – identifies type of record, will be "OWNER".
      2. YEAR – filing tax year
      3. FEIN/SSN – Federal Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number
      4. TAXPAYER ID – the SCDOR Taxpayer Identification Number (SID – Single Identification Number)
      5. NAME – name of owner
      6. ADDRESS – owner's mailing address
      7. ATTENTION – owner's attention-of address row
      8. CITY – owner's mailing city
      9. STATE – owner's mailing state
      10. ZIP – owner's mailing postal code
      11. TELEPHONE – owner's telephone number
      12. ACCOUNT CLOSING MONTH – the accounting closing month (numeric month)      
    3. The third row is a blank separation row.
  • Required Information:
    1. The fourth row contains Business Personal Property Tax Account labels. These labels describe the information in each column of an Account Detail record. The taxpayer should not edit or delete this row. 
    2. The remaining rows will contain the information of the Business Personal Property Tax Accounts at SCDOR.  
    3. The Account Information columns (in order) are: 
      1. RECORD TYPE – identifies type of record. Will be listed as "ACCOUNT"
      2. REFERENCE – the BPP Account Number (Previous SCDOR File Number)
      3. BUSINESS NAME – location "doing business as" name
      4. ADDRESS – location physical address (no P.O. Boxes)
      5. CITY – city of physical address
      6. STATE – state of physical address (must be "SC")
      7. ZIP – location physical address postal code
      8. COUNTY – the South Carolina county where business is physically located
      9. OPEN DATE – the date the business location opened
      10. CLOSE DATE – the date the business location closed
      11. LEASE ID – used for lease identification SIC CODE - Standard Industrial Classifications
      12. ACQUISITION COST – original acquisition cost
      13. DEPRECIATION – income tax depreciation
      14. NET VALUE – net depreciated value 
  • Updating an Existing Account: To update an existing account, update the information in the appropriate column. Changes are only allowed in the following columns:
    • BUSINESS NAME
    • LEASE IDENTIFICATION
    • SIC CODE
    • ACQUISITION COST (must be in whole dollars)
    • DEPRECIATION (must be in whole dollars)
    • NET VALUE (must be in whole dollars)
  • Changing a Location: To change a location, close the existing account and add a new account with the new location.
  • Closing an Account: To close an account, update the "CLOSE DATE" column with the closing date.
    • The date must be numeric and in MMDDYY format.
    • The column must not have any special characters, for example: dashes "-" or slashes "/".
    • The leading zero in the month portion of the date is optional.
    • If the "CLOSE DATE" column is populated, then SCBOS will infer that the taxpayer was intending to close the account.
    • The acquisition cost, depreciation, and net value columns must be "0."  
  • Adding a New Account: To add a new account, add a row with the "RECORD TYPE" of "NEW." The "LOCATION ID" and "REFERENCE" must be blank or "0." The following columns are required:
    • BUSINESS NAME
    • ADDRESS (no P.O. Boxes)
    • CITY
    • STATE (must be "SC")
    • ZIP
    • COUNTY
    • OPEN DATE (must be numeric in mmddyy format)
    • ACQUISITION COST (cannot be zero)
    • DEPRECIATION (cannot be zero)
    • NET VALUE (cannot be zero)

  

Data Field Requirements for Business Personal Property Tax Accounts:

Column Data Type Max Length Notes
Column Record Type Data Type Alphanumeric Max Length 7 Notes Must be "ACCOUNT" for update or close account.
Must be "NEW" for new account.
​Location IDNumeric​9​​Must not be changed for update or close account.
Must be blank or “0” for new account.
​Reference​Numeric​​9​Must not be changed for update or close account.
Must be blank or “0” for new account.
​Business Name​Alphanumeric ​40​Required for new account.
​Address​Alphanumeric ​30​Required for new account.
​City​Alphanumeric ​18​Required for new account.
​State​Alphanumeric ​2​Required for new account.
​Zip​Alphanumeric ​9​Required for new account.
​CountyAlphanumeric ​12Required for new account. Must be a valid SC county.
​Open Date​Numeric​6​Required for new account. Must be in mmddyy format.
​Close Date​Numeric​6​Required for closing an account. Must be blank for updating or adding a new account. If entered, must be in mmddyy format.
​Lease ID​Alphanumeric ​15
​SIC Code​Numeric​4
​Acquisition Cost​Numeric​9Must be in whole dollars.
​Depreciation​Numeric9​Must be in whole dollars.