Looking for your $50 state tax rebate? Find out if you qualify


The South Carolina Department of Revenue expected to issue 800,000 tax rebate checks by Nov 15. Taxpayers who did not receive a check and believe they are eligible can find out their status online.

To be eligible, taxpayers must have filed the S.C. individual income tax return by Oct. 15; and must have a 2018 state tax liability of at least $50 after credits.

To track the status of the rebate, taxpayers can visit dor.sc.gov/rebate and click "Check my rebate status." Users must enter their social security number (or, if filing jointly, the number listed first on their tax return) and enter "$50" as the amount.

"Individuals are posting on social media that you can call our Individual Income Tax refund status line (803-898-5300) for $50 rebate information, which is not true," said Bonnie Swingle, SCDOR spokesperson. "That phone line will not provide accurate information for your $50 rebate."

Status updates are available only online.

Rebates are being issued in ZIP code order and most eligible taxpayers should receive their checks by Dec. 2. Eligible married couples who filed a joint return will receive only one $50 rebate check.

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