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Paying Employees in South Carolina

  • South Carolina 2022 Minimum Wage:

    • $7.25 per hour

    South Carolina Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

    South Carolina Paystub Requirements:

    • An employer must furnish each employee an itemized statement showing their gross pay and deduction for each pay period.

    How often do you have to pay employees in South Carolina?

    • No state requirement

    When is an employee’s final check due in South Carolina?

    • Voluntary resignation – wages are due within 48 hours of separation or next regular payday.
    • Involuntary termination – wages are due within 48 hours of separation or next regular payday.

    South Carolina Withholding Tax 

    South Carolina Withholding Tax Registration

    • Employers can register online on MyDORWAY

    Wages Subject to South Carolina Withholding

    • Wages earned by South Carolina residents are subject to South Carolina withholding unless the wages are earned in another state that has taken withholding
    • Wages earned by nonresidents are subject to South Carolina withholding if the employee makes more than $800 per year.

    South Carolina Employee’s Withholding Exemption Certificate

    Reciprocity

    • None

    South Carolina Withholding Tax Due Dates

    • Resident employers must pay taxes based on the federal deposit schedule
    • Nonresident employers must deposit quarterly by the last day of the month following the quarter end if liability is less than $500 for the quarter, monthly by the 15th of the following month if withholding is $500 or more per quarter

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    South Carolina Unemployment Tax

    South Carolina Unemployment Tax Registration

    South Carolina Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

    • New employer rate: .49%
    • 2022 Wage Base: $14,000

    South Carolina Unemployment Tax Due Dates

    • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

    South Carolina New Hire Reporting

    • Employers can report new hires online using the South Carolina New Hire Reporting website
    • South Carolina Department of Social Services
      Child Support Services Division
      Attn: New Hire Reporting Program
      PO Box 1469
      Columbia, SC 29202-1469
    • Phone: (803) 898-9235
    • Fax: (803) 898-9100

    South Carolina Child Support

    • Employers can remit South Carolina child support payments online at www.expertpay.com
    • South Carolina Department of Social Services
      PO Box 1520
      Columbia, SC 29202-1520
    • Phone: (803) 898-7601

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