South Carolina Withholding Tax Tips for Remote Employees

July 11, 2023

Article, Business, Tax Alert

Authored By Jason Pritchard, GreerWalker


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Title: South Carolina Withholding Tax Tips for Remote Employees

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) recently released a summary of tips to assist employers dealing with withholding tax compliance for their remote workforce.  The rules for remote employees are complicated in many states & the pandemic made this a critical priority for many employers.  Here are some highlights from the SCDOR tips:

  • If you live in South Carolina and work from home for an out-of-state employer, South Carolina income taxes should be withheld from your paycheck, and you will need to file a South Carolina individual income tax return.
  • If you are an out-of-state employer with remote employees who work in South Carolina, in general you must register, collect and remit South Carolina withholding taxes on behalf of your SC workforce.
  • If you are an employer in South Carolina and hire employees who are not South Carolina residents and work outside of South Carolina, you will likely be required to withhold income taxes from the wages for the state the remote employee is physically located in.

Click here for more information and to view the full article from SCDOR.

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About the Author

Jason Pritchard is a partner in GreerWalker’s Greenville, SC tax practice.  Jason joined GreerWalker in 2017.  Prior to joining the firm, Jason was most recently responsible for the oversight of state & local tax accounting and compliance at a global top five financial institution.

In addition, Jason spent 10+ years at a Fortune 50 retail company where he was responsible for all aspects of federal, state & international taxation.  Jason has 20+ years of experience evaluating and resolving US federal and state audit issues, the financial evaluation of proposed mergers and acquisitions and in the development and implementation of strategic business technology. Jason also works with clients to identify and implement federal, state & local tax and development incentives.

For questions and guidance about these changes, reach out to Jason at or (864) 752-0084.

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