South Carolina Payroll Tax Registration

Payroll tax registration in South Carolina is a necessary step for employers who have recently hired someone in the state. This process involves registering with the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) to fulfill your tax obligations as an employer and ensure compliance with state regulations.

How South Carolina Payroll Registration Works

There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in South Carolina to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the South Carolina agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in South Carolina.

South Carolina Withholding Tax Setup

If you have employees in South Carolina, you are required to register with the Department of Revenue for a withholding tax account.

  1. Register for a Withholding Tax Account

    Visit the MyDORWAY portal to register for a Withholding Tax account. Your nine-digit Withholding File Number is typically issued immediately after completing the registration.

  2. Add Withholding Information to your Payroll Provider

    Add your South Carolina Withholding File Number to your payroll provider.

South Carolina Unemployment Insurance Setup

If you have employees in South Carolina, you must register with the Department of Employment and Workforce for an Unemployment Insurance account. Employers new to South Carolina are typically assigned the tax rate of rate class 12 (see Tax Rate Table).

  1. Create SUITS Account

    You need a State Unemployment Insurance Tax System account to submit your employer registration and to file and pay Unemployment Insurance tax online.

  2. Complete Employer Registration

    After your SUITS account is created, complete the rest of the employer registration. Typically you will be assigned a Department of Employment and Workforce Employer Account ID immediately.

  3. Add Employer Account ID to your Payroll Provider

    Once you have received the Employer Account ID and tax rate, add them to your payroll provider.

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