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South Carolina has twelve 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.
Our South Carolina tax brackets have been updated for tax year 2013. States often adjust their tax brackets on a yearly basis, so make sure you are using the current 2013 tax brackets!
Your 2013 income tax return is due on April 15th, 2014. The IRS and South Carolina are now accepting eFiled returns and processing refunds, so you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax.
If you would like to file your South Carolina income tax return by mail, you can download 2013 South Carolina tax forms here.
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.
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.
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 from the TaxFormFinder.org or the South Carolina Department of Revenue.
- Before the official 2014 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.