This is where you can find frequently asked questions related to the State Treasurer’s Office.
While the State Treasurer’s Office does issue South Carolina income tax refund checks, the South Carolina Department of Revenue handles all state tax-related functions and the refund process. Please visit the SCDOR website for information on these functions or visit dor.sc.gov/refund to check the status of your refund and learn about refund options.
Consider choosing direct deposit for your tax refund, instead of a check. Direct deposit is the fastest, easiest and most secure way to receive your refund.
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 dor.sc.gov/refund 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.
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.
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.
All vendors must sign up to receive electronic payments via ACH (direct deposit). The STO ACH Enrollment Form (Form 4) is no longer be accepted by our office. To enroll in direct deposit, visit our Electronic Payments page and complete the enrollment steps.
All state payment recipients can view payment details and issuing agency information by searching the Electronic Vendor Payment Database.
Vendors who complete the automated ACH enrollment process have three options for receiving remittance advice:
- Provide an email for remittance advice during the ACH enrollment process (RECOMMENDED)
- Access the SC Vendor Payment Search page at applications.sc.gov/STOvendorinquiry/
- Contact your financial institution