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Was I affected by a federally declared disaster?

You were affected by a disaster if any of the following apply:

  • You lived in a disaster area
  • You have a business located in a disaster area
  • Your tax records were located in a disaster area
  • Your tax preparer was located in a disaster area
  • You were a relief worker for a disaster area

If you were in a federally declared disaster area South Carolina may grant you the following benefits:
  • Extension of time to file your return
  • Suspend enforced collection of taxes (including installment agreements)
  • Waiver of penalties
  • Free replacement of copies of tax returns destroyed as a result of the disaster
You can find out more information about federally declared disaster areas from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website  and Federally Declared Disaster Areas in South Carolina website .

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