Fed/State On-Line (Home Filing) Program
Taxpayers can transmit their 2012 federal and state income tax returns electronically in one transmission from their home computer. This efile method is referred to as the Fed/State On-Line (home filing) Filing Program. Fed/State On-Line filing is available to taxpayers utilizing software accepted by the IRS and the SC Department of Revenue specifically for the Fed/State On-Line (home filing) Filing Program.
You can pay your balance due by Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW)! Funds are automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account based on the payment date you select. EFW is a FREE service to taxpayers. However, you must pay your balance due in full by May 1, 2013 to avoid incurring penalties and interest. Selection of a date later than May 1, 2013 will result in penalties and interest being applied from April 15, 2013 until the payment date.
South Carolina participates in the State Only filing program. Taxpayers are no longer required to file both their federal and South Carolina returns simultaneously in a single transmission. State Only allows submission of multiple state returns (example: may need to file both a North Carolina and South Carolina return) electronically. Please be advised...software developers may not offer the ability to file your federal and state returns separately. If the developer does offer the ability to file federal and state returns separately, you may be required to electronically file the federal return first before submitting a state return.
REMINDER: The South Carolina Department of Revenue no longer requires submission of form SC8453 to complete the filing of a state return. The agency has been granted legal authority to require that On-Line filers retain the signed SC8453 with all supporting documents, such as W-2s and 1099s (with SC tax withheld), for a three (3) year period.
Visit the IRS On-Line Filing Page for more information about the Federal On-Line Filing program. Find out more about products that offer Free Filing of both the federal and South Carolina returns by clicking here FREE FILE FOR SOUTH CAROLINA. Listed below are products that provide the ability to file both your federal and South Carolina returns for a minimum fee of $9.95 or more. Please select one of the products below to assure yourself the opportunity to efile both your federal and South Carolina returns.
Paper returns generated from software packages and mailed to the South Carolina Department Revenue do not qualify for the May 1, 2013 incentive.
Taxpayers participating in the IRS PIN signature project for tax year 2012 should be aware that retention of SC8453 (with W-2's and 1099's) will still be required for a period of three (3) years.
Federal and state tax returns may be filed electronically using the following commercial tax preparation software. The following descriptions were prepared by commercial software vendors who offer products for South Carolina taxpayers.
REDUCED COST OFFERS
TaxSlayer.com is a full featured online tax filing system that has been used by millions of taxpayers to securely and accurately file their taxes. For taxpayers who do not qualify for free tax filing, you can file your Federal tax return for as little as $9.95! Features of the TaxSlayer product include:
- Federal and South Carolina return filing
- E-File your return for a faster refund
- Save your information so you can begin filing now, but return at your leisure to complete your return.
TaxSlayer is 100% web-based and accessible from any computer!
eSmart Tax is an easy-to-use, eFile tax preparation and filing service. There's no software to download and the process is straight-forward and secure. Plus, you can file your return with confidence knowing that eSmart Tax is backed by the tax professionals at Liberty Tax Service. Best of all, eSmart Tax offers free tax preparation! Now that's smart!
TaxACT Online Free Federal Edition allows you to prepare, print and e-file your federal 1040 return FREE. Covers simple and complex returns and includes free e-mail help. Biggest refund and accuracy guaranteed. Once your federal return is complete, finish your state return in minutes for just $14.95.
The Benefit Bank allows you to complete and e-file your federal return and SC return for FREE if your adjusted gross income (AGI) is $60,000 or less and:
- You are a full year resident (or part year resident who is electing to file as a full year resident),
- You are not taking any of the business income deductions, business and employer-related credits, or net capital gain deductions and,
- You are not reporting underpayment of estimated tax or out of state losses.
Our services also offer FREE state-only filing!
If your federal AGI is less than $57,000, Tax$imple allows you to print and e-file federal 1040 for only $27.95 and the South Carolina state return is FREE. If your federal AGI is more than the $57,000 qualifying limit, you can print and e-file the South Carolina return for $24.95.
Your FREE federal return can be ready to file in as little as 30 minutes. Add a state return for only $12.95. Express1040 is easy to use and will walk you through the complexities of filing your taxes; it will make the process easy. There is no software to download and we give you the flexibility to start and finish your return where ever you have access to the Internet. There is no charge for e-filing or printing your return. It is what we say it is, a free federal return.
File your taxes online with OnePriceTaxes this tax season for only $24.95 and your South Carolina tax return is free when you file your federal taxes with us. We also offer state only tax preparation. You may try out our online tax software for free and pay only when you're ready to file your return!
FreeTaxUSA allows you to prepare your federal return for free, no restrictions. The free service includes e-file, printing, preparation, account roll-over, deduction finders, customer service, and more! The service is designed for new tax filers and experienced filers with more complex tax returns. FreeTaxUSA.com has one of the lowest State preparation costs at $9.95.
STANDARD COST OFFERS
From simple to complex returns, H & R Block at Home is your easy-to-use online tax solution. Choose from our Free Edition for simple returns, Basic for extra assistance to maximize deductions, Deluxe for homeowners and investors, or Premium with advanced tools for rental and business owners. H&R Block At Home also makes it simple and fast to complete your state return.
TurboTax software asks easy-to-answer questions in plain English and fills in all the right tax forms for the maximum tax refund. Free Edition includes free IRS efile. Easily prepare your tax return and file income taxes online.
Online Taxes at OLT.com has been providing easy and low-cost efiling since 1999. Online Taxes is an authorized efile provider for federal and states income tax return. All states are supported. No matter how easy or complicated your return is, you can do it with Online Taxes. FREE customer service by chat and email. FREE phone support by calling 1-816-232-0095 (not a toll free). Preparation and e-file only $7.95 for Federal and $7.95 for South Carolina. No hidden charges, no up-selling, just a great low price.
Taxbrain.com offers online tax preparation and free IRS e-File for federal and state tax returns starting at $14.95. Enter Code SCS555 to save on your South Carolina return. Prior Year federal tax preparation is also available. Free Customer Support. Guaranteed Accurate.
E-file your federal and state returns quickly and easily with 1040.com's online filing. Prices for federal return, including e-filing: 1040 EZ: Free, 1040A: $19.95; 1040: $39.95. Add state preparation for $29.95 (one fee provides as many states as you need). Answer easy questions, get just the forms you need. 1040.com Online Tax Preparation is part of 1040.com, a one-stop tax resource that provides a complete guide to federal taxes, downloadable federal and state forms, lots of online financial calculators, and more.
Take the pain out of tax time with Onlinetaxpros.com. We provide quick and easy online tax preparation with direct e-filing to the IRS and SC Department of Revenue. File your federal return for $19.95, South Carolina return for $14.95 and get FREE e-file and customer support. File with Online Tax Pros today. It Is fast, easy, and secure.
Use 1040Return.com to e-file your federal and state returns with our online filing. You get everything (federal, state, and e-filing) for one all inclusive price! There are no hidden costs for additonal states or forms. Prices for federal return, including e-filing: 1040 EZ: Free, 1040A: $19.95; 1040: $39.95. Add state preparation for $29.95 (one fee provides as many states as you need). 1040Return.com is the complete package!
The Department of Revenue does not endorse nor guarantee the truthfulness of the statements made by On-Line software providers.