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W-2 E-Filing: South Carolina

Nina Tchistiakova Updated by Nina Tchistiakova

Due date

January 31

E-filing threshold

Must E-file if 250 or more

Filing options

CD and Electronic filing

Transmittal form

CD Filing - Form WH-1612 is located in e-file/MagMedia Step 5 - State Submittal Screen under ‘State Forms’ menu.

Required file name

W2ReportXX_XX.txt wherethe first XX is the sequence and the second XX is the tax year

E-filing website

Submitting files

250 or more W2's are REQUIRED to be filed by W2 Portal. You can submit W2s through the W2 Portal. The W2 Portal is the preferred method, but CD-ROMs are acceptable. Form WH-1612 is not required when W2s are transmitted electronically.

You must complete the entire WH-1612 and file it with the SC Department of Revenue if you file W2s, W2cs, W2Gs and/or 1099s with South Carolina by paper or by CD-ROM.

PROCEDURES FOR FILING AN EXTENSION A DOR approved extension may not exceed thirty days. Write a letter requesting an extension to file W2s or 1099s as well as providing a reason for such request to the Department of Revenue. Include FEI number, Withholding account file number(s), business mailing address, contact person’s name, phone number and e-mail address and the Tax Year in the letter. Mail this letter to: South Carolina Department of Revenue, Withholding, Columbia, SC 29214-0004.

• W-2 Portal at You must use this method if you issued 250 or more W-2s in a calendar year. Only W-2s can be filed electronically.

• CD-ROM: You must use this method of filing when required to file W-2Cs, W-2Gs or 1099s electronically for federal purposes.

• Paper forms: This method is allowed only when filing fewer than 250 W-2s, W-2Cs, W-2Gs, or 1099s.

For information on Electronic Filing of W2s, go to Help Videos & Tutorials at


Contact the SC DOR Withholding Section - Telephone (803) 898-5000 - Monday through Friday - 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM EST

E-mail: or for additional information,

Send CD media to:

South Carolina Department of Revenue

PO Box 125

Columbia, SC 29214-0885

Send Overnight Delivery for CD to:

South Carolina Department of Revenue

Withholding CD-ROM 

300A Outlet Point Blvd

Columbia, SC 29210-5666

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