Public Affairs Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 25, 2012
Change in filing deadline for state income tax returns
Columbia, SC --- The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will honor the April 17th individual income tax filing deadline set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Since April 15, 2012 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day in Washington, DC (a DC-only holiday) is observed on Monday, April 16th, the official filing deadline will move to the following business day which is Tuesday, April 17th.
SCDOR will honor the federal due date but will not change forms to reflect the April 17th deadline. This deadline applies to any income tax return or payment normally due on April 15th; it also applies to the deadline for requesting a tax-filing extension.
South Carolina taxpayers who file and pay electronically have until May 1, 2012 to do so without penalty or interest being assessed. The May 1st deadline does not apply to federal returns or to SC taxpayers who file paper returns.