Common Questions

This is where you can find frequently asked questions related to the State Treasurer’s Office.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) handles all state tax-related functions. Please visit the SCDOR website for information on these functions.

The County Treasurers typically accept property tax payments, not the State Treasurer. Visit the SC Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors website to find where to pay your local taxes.

SCBOS, SC Business One Stop, is a great resource for individuals interested in starting a new business in South Carolina. This website has a wealth of information and explains the steps for registering your new business with the Secretary of State, obtaining your Employer ID Number (EIN) from the IRS, and information about how the location and type of business you have impact your tax obligations. 

While the State Treasurer’s Office does issue South Carolina income tax refund checks, the South Carolina Department of Revenue handles the refund process. Visit to check the status of your refund and learn about refund options. In the future, consider choosing direct deposit instead of a check. Direct deposit is the fastest, easiest and most secure way to receive your refund.

Banks (including state-chartered banks, savings banks, savings and loan associations, trust companies and credit unions) are regulated by the Office of the Commissioner of Banking. You may reach their office by visiting their website or at 803.734.2001

The South Carolina Office of the Comptroller General supervises state spending, keeps the state’s books and maintains accounting controls over state agencies. To access details about state government financial matters, including details on how tax dollars are spent, you can visit the Comptroller General’s Fiscal Transparency portal.

You can find more information about Future Scholar on our College Savings page or by visiting the Future Scholar Common Questions page.

You can find more information about the Palmetto ABLE Savings Program on our ABLE Savings Program page or by visiting

You can find information about the South Carolina Unclaimed Property Program on our Unclaimed Property page or by visiting the Unclaimed Property Program FAQ page.


Rather than a Contingency Check, Vendors can choose to have payments deposited directly into a bank account by the State Treasurer’s Office. To enroll in direct deposits, visit our Electronic Payments page and complete the Electronic Vendor Payment Enrollment Form (PDF).


State payment recipients can view payment details and issuing agency information by searching the Electronic Vendor Payment Database.

If you’re interested in learning more about LGIP, please contact our office at or Michelle Blanchfield at 803.734.0259 or