Four Common Reasons to Amend Your SC Individual Income Tax Return

April 23, 2024

You may have filed your taxes on or before the deadline of April 15, 2024 but what if you need to make changes.

​​What you nee​d to know:

  • If you need to amend your Individual Income Tax Return, file a new return with the corrected information and include a completed Schedule AMD. Check to see if your software provider allows you to file an amended return electronically.
  •  Generally, you should amend a return if an IRS audit changes your state return, or when there are changes to your income, deductions, credits, payments, or filing status.
  • If you have money due to the state as a result of your amended return, pay it when you file to avoid additional penalties and interest.

No matter how much care you take when filing your Individual Income Tax return, you may later discover that you need to amend it. Perhaps you discovered that you missed out on claiming a valuable credit or deduction. Or you remarried and forgot to change your filing status.

That is why the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) wants you to know what to do if your circumstances change, and you want to amend your initial Individual Income Tax return.

Read the full release here or view all SCDOR Tax Tips.