State of South Carolina Income Tax South Carolina State Income Tax
Tax Year 2023

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,183.00 in South Carolina income taxes. [1]
Rank: 33rd out of 51

South Carolina Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 0.000%
$3,200+ $3,200+ 3.000%
$16,040+ $16,040+ 6.500%

Note: We don't currently have South Carolina's income tax brackets for tax year 2024. Until updated 2024 tax rates become available for South Carolina, the tax brackets shown above and used in the income tax calculator will be from tax year 2023.

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

South Carolina Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free South Carolina income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and South Carolina income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

The South Carolina Income Tax

South Carolina collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, South Carolina's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

South Carolina's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below South Carolina's %. You can learn more about how the South Carolina income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Tax brackets in South Carolina are adjusted for inflation each year, which usually results in a small tax increase. Release dates for tax bracket inflation adjustments vary by state, but South carolina generally releases the current year's brackets after the end of the previous tax year,

There are 300 days left until Tax Day, on April 16th 2025. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2020 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

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South Carolina Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your South Carolina income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and South Carolina tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in South Carolina, see the list of South Carolina income tax deductions.

4.1 - South Carolina Standard Deduction

What is the SC Standard Deduction for 2024? Unlike many other states, South Carolina has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your South Carolina income tax return.

4.2 - South Carolina Personal Exemptions

South Carolina has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - South Carolina Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, South Carolina does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - South Carolina Itemized Deductions

South Carolina allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your South Carolina tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the South Carolina standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the South Carolina and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of South Carolina itemized deductions.

South Carolina Income Tax Forms provides easy access to five of the most commonly used South Carolina income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our South Carolina tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable South Carolina Income Tax Form SC-1040 Individual Income Tax Return
Form SC-1040 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form SC-1040 is the general income tax return for South Carolina residents. SC-1040 can be eFiled, or a paper copy can be filed via mail.
Free Printable South Carolina Income Tax Form SC-1040ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
Form SC-1040ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the South Carolina Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable South Carolina Income Tax Form SC-1040TC Tax Credit Form
Form SC-1040TC - Tax Credit Form
Complete and attach form SC-1040TC if you claim any tax credits.
Free Printable South Carolina Income Tax Form SC-2210 Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
Form SC-2210 - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you failed to pay or underpaid your estimated taxes for the past tax year, you must file form SC-2210 to calculate any interest or penalties due with your income tax return.
Free Printable South Carolina Income Tax Income Tax General Info Individual Income Tax Booklet
Income Tax General Info - Individual Income Tax Booklet
If you need to file taxes in South Carolina, we recommend that you browse this booklet for some more specific information on Income tax in the state.
Free Printable South Carolina Tax Table
Printable South Carolina Tax Table & Tax Reference provides a printable South Carolina datasheet including an income tax table, a list of South Carolina tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of South Carolina, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of South Carolina's 2024 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

How To File Your South Carolina Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your South Carolina income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your South Carolina tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

Where To Send Your South Carolina Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed South Carolina income tax return to the South Carolina no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Returns (No Payment)
Long Form Processing Center
PO Box 101100
Columbia, SC 29211-0100
Income Tax Returns (Payment Enclosed)
Taxable Processing Center
PO Box 101105
Columbia, SC 29211-0105

e-Filing: Submit Your South Carolina Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your South Carolina income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your South Carolina tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your South Carolina and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

Getting Your South Carolina Tax Refund

Your South Carolina Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of South Carolina, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your South Carolina tax refund, you can visit the South Carolina Income Tax Refund page.


  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2024 South Carolina income tax rates are released, provisional 2024 tax rates are based on South Carolina's 2023 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2024 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the South Carolina and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. South Carolina tax forms are sourced from the South Carolina income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the South Carolina forms you are using are up-to-date.