South Carolina State 1099 Tax Filing

Does South Carolina require state 1099 tax filing?

Yes, South Carolina requires all 1099s reporting state income tax withholding to be filed directly with the state’s Department of Revenue.

Which forms does South Carolina require?

This may include the following forms:

1099-A1099-G1099-MISC1099-QA
1099-B1099-INT1099-NEC1099-R
1099-C1099-K1099-OID1099-S
1099-CAP1099-LS1099-PATR1099-SA
1099-DIV1099-LTC1099-Q1099-SB

In addition to Forms 1099, South Carolina requires additional forms depending upon filing method:

  • If submitting an electronic filing, Form WH-1606, SC Withholding Fourth Quarter and Annual Reconciliation Return, and Form WH-1612Transmittal Form For W-2s and 1099s, must be submitted.
  • If submitting a paper filing, Form WH-1606 and Form 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of US Information Returns, must be submitted.

How must Forms 1099 be filed with South Carolina?

South Carolina accepts both paper filing and e-filing. However, if filing 250 or more forms 1099, then filing electronically is required.

Does South Carolina participate in Combined Federal/State Filing?

Yes, South Carolina participates in Combined Federal/State Filing. If you utilize CF/SF when filing 1099s, the IRS will forward the information to the South Carolina Department of Revenue and you will not have to do so yourself.

However, if you are reporting South Carolina income tax withholding, you are required to submit your 1099s directly via magnetic media (CD-ROM) with the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

What are the deadlines for South Carolina 1099 Reporting?

Traditionally, the filing deadlines for South Carolina are as follows:

  • Transmittal Forms (WH-1606, WH-1612, 1096) – January 31st
  • Forms 1099 – January 31st

If these deadlines fall on a weekend or legal holiday, then the due date is typically the following business day.

What are the 1099 penalties for South Carolina?

The 1099 penalties for South Carolina are as follows:

  • Late-filing: Penalty of 5% of the liability per month (or partial month) late.
    • Maximum penalty of 25% of the liability.
  • Late Payment: Penalty of 0.5% of the liability per month (or partial month) late.
    • Maximum penalty of 25% of the liability.
  • Interest will accrue on any late payments and penalties.

Please see the South Carolina Code of Laws Title 12, Chapter 54, Sections 25-44 for more information.

What is the responsible state agency?

South Carolina Department of Revenue
300A Outlet Pointe Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 898-5000

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