SCDOR extends income tax deadline to align with IRS

In response to the challenges of COVID-19 and in accordance with Executive Order 2020-12, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) is moving the due date for Income Tax returns and payments originally due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 and is temporarily allowing retailers who meet certain requirements to sell sealed containers of beer and wine for curbside/drive-thru pickup for off-premises consumption.

The SCDOR is aligning with the IRS guidance issued on March 21 and is extending the Income Tax filing and payment due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

This filing and payment relief is applied to all Income Tax taxpayers automatically; you do not need to file any additional forms or call the SCDOR to qualify. The SCDOR encourages individual taxpayers to use the electronic filing options available at dor.sc.gov/iit-filing.

“We are hopeful that pushing the Income Tax filing and payment deadline to July 15 will provide South Carolinians some peace of mind during this uncertain time,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell.

The SCDOR is continuing to issue Individual Income Tax refunds as quickly as possible and does not anticipate any processing delays at this time. Visit dor.sc.gov/refund to learn more about refund processing and to view your refund status.

The SCDOR originally announced all tax returns and payments due April 1 through June 1 will now be due June 1, 2020. This relief remains in place for all taxes administered by and returns filed with the SCDOR, other than Income Taxes. Learn more at dor.sc.gov/emergencies and in Information Letter 20-4.