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Tax rebates on the way for eligible South Carolinians

SC Department of Revenue will issue rebates to those taxpayers who have filed 2021 SC Individual Income Tax returns before Oct. 17.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina Department of Revenue announced Wednesday morning nearly one billion dollars in state tax rebates will be issued to eligible South Carolinians before the end of 2022.

The rebate is only for those who have filed their 2021 South Carolina Individual Income Tax returns by October 17, 2022, the filing extension deadline. The amount of the rebate is based on the filer's tax liability -- up to a certain amount -- and will be determined after the filing extension deadline.

This is the rebate approved by state lawmakers in June as they finalized the state budget and is currently capped at $700 per eligible taxpayer.

To be eligible for a rebate:

  • You must have filed an SC Individual Income Tax return for tax year 2021 by October 17, 2022.
  • You must have owed state income tax -- on the SC1040 form it is income tax you owe minus any credits.
  • You can be a South Carolina resident, part-year resident, or nonresident.

Rebates will be issued before December 31, 2022. Most taxpayers will be issued rebates the same way SCDOR issued refunds -- either by direct deposit or paper check.

Details are available at SCDOR's website.

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