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South Carolina has six marginal tax brackets, ranging from 0.00% (the lowest South Carolina tax bracket) to 7.00% (the highest South Carolina tax bracket). Each marginal rate only applies to earnings within the applicable marginal tax bracket, which are the same in South Carolina for single filers and couples filing jointly. The Federal Income Tax, by contrast, has different tax brackets for married, single, and Head of Household taxpayers.
You can think of the bracketed income tax as a flat amount for all of the money you earned up to your highest tax bracket, plus a marginal percentage of any amount you earned over that.
Technically, you don't have just one "tax bracket" - you pay all of the South Carolina marginal tax rates from the lowest tax bracket to the tax bracket in which you earned your last dollar. For comparison purposes, however, your South Carolina tax bracket is the tax bracket in which your last earned dollar in any given tax period falls.
Your 2015 income tax return was due on April 15th, 2016. The IRS will soon be accepting tax returns, so you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax.
You can use the income tax estimator to the left to calculate your approximate South Carolina and Federal income tax based on the most recent tax brackets.
Keep in mind that this estimator assumes all income is from wages, assumes the standard deduction, and does not account for tax credits.
For a more detailed estimate that takes these factors into account, click "View Detailed Estimate" (this will will redirect to an external website).Deductions
When calculating your South Carolina income tax, keep in mind that the South Carolina state income tax brackets are only applied to your adjusted gross income (AGI) after you have made any qualifying deductions.
Qualifying deductions might include an itemized deduction, the South Carolina standard deduction, exemptions for dependants, business expenses, etc.
Remember that South Carolina may have very different deduction laws from the Federal Income Tax, so you may have to write a whole new list of deductions for your South Carolina income tax return.
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- The South Carolina tax brackets on this page were last updated from the South Carolina Department of Revenue in August, 2013. Please contact us if any of our South Carolina tax data is incorrect or out of date.
- South Carolina tax return forms are available on the South Carolina tax forms page or the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
- Before the official 2016 South Carolina income tax brackets are released, the brackets used on this page are an estimate based on the previous year's brackets. These numbers are subject to change if new South Carolina tax tables are released.
- The income tax estimator tool is provided by Tax-Rates.org.