Individual Income Tax Season Opens January 24

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will begin accepting Individual Income Tax returns for tax year 2021 on January 24, 2022, consistent with the date announced by the IRS. The filing deadline for both state and federal 2021 income tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2022.


“We encourage all South Carolina taxpayers to file electronically and to choose

direct deposit,” said SCDOR Director Hartley Powell. “This is the most convenient,

secure, and accurate way to file your return and receive your refund without any



“I urge all South Carolinians to choose direct deposit for their income tax

refunds,” said State Treasurer Curtis Loftis. “Your refund is sent quickly and

directly to your bank account as soon as your return is processed. No more waiting on the mail. It’s simply the fastest way to receive your refund.”