•  I-9 Verify employee ​
  • Register for SC Withholding- Contact the SC Department of Revenue. You can register online at MyDORway. 
  • SC Unemployment Insurance- SC Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) will determine the Unemployment Insurance liability or non-liability of the employing unit. An Employer ID# can be applied for on SUITS.
  • ALL employers must report all newly hired employees to SCDSS within twenty (20) days after the employee's first day of work. You can report this online on newhire.sc.gov.​

  • Generally, the remote employees' wages are not taxable in South Carolina since they are located out of state.
  • The business may be required to withhold income taxes from the wages for the state the remote employee is physically located in.​

My Business is located in South Carolina and I have a remote employee who works in another state. 
  • Wages are taxed in the state in which they are earned unless the employee is working in a state that does not withhold state income tax. If the employee is a South Carolina resident and is working in a state that does not have state income tax, you should withhold South Carolina tax. Florida, Texas, and Tennessee are examples of states that have no state income tax. If a South Carolina resident is working in one of these states, then South Carolina taxes would be withheld. (Section 12-8-520(C))

Tax Tips for Your Rem​ote Employees
  • South Carolina Income Taxes will be withheld from your paycheck, and you will need to file a South Carolina Individual Income Tax return.

  • You may be required to pay taxes in the state where your employer is located as well. Residents in South Carolina who pay taxes both to South Carolina and another state are eligible for a credit on their South Carolina Individual Income Tax return.

    • The amount of the credit is the lesser amount paid in taxes to South Carolina or the other state. Claim this credit electronically using your filing software or with the SC1040TC if filing by paper.


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