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Still waiting for a tax refund? SC Department of Revenue offers suggestions

The agency has some tips for those who are expecting a state tax refund and haven't yet received one.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina authorities are recommending that people who haven't yet received their tax refund to check online.

The state's Department of Revenue (SCDOR) issued a statement on Wednesday pointing to its refund status application. The online portal, it says, can provide the same information as their customer service employees -- but it's available 24 hours a day. The portal requires a social security number or an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) and the exact amount someone is expected to get.

"You can expect your refund to move through our review process within 6-8 weeks from the date you filed," the agency wrote. "Amended returns take a minimum of 12 weeks to complete the review process."

SCDOR added that paper returns, which usually take longer to process, might slow the update process on the tax refund status.

So far this year, SCDOR reports that it issued more than 1.6 million individual income tax refunds. 

As for those who need to amend their tax return, it can be done by following the instructions online. The agency reports that it receives between 20,000 and 30,000 amended returns each year. As of July 2, it has received 15,970.

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