One of several types of documents used to file income tax with the Internal Revenue Service. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -
In the wake of the South Carolina Department of Revenue hacking case, some taxpayers may see a delay in their returns this year because of new security measures in place.
The SCDOR implemented a security safeguard to help prevent fraudulent income tax filings in 2013. If a processed tax return is deemed questionable by the security measure, SCDOR will mail a letter to the taxpayer asking for additional information.
The letter will instruct the taxpayer to go online or call SCDOR to answer questions about their return, and once completed, their refund will be issued.
SCDOR officials said the security program will help protect taxpayers from people filing fraudulent returns in their names and decrease the number of fraudulent returns overall.
Upstate taxpayers looking for assistance filing their state and federal income tax returns can turn to the United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free income tax preparation help to individuals and families with a household income of less than $51,000 a year.
The electronic filing season opened on Jan. 30 at sctax.org. For more information, taxpayers can call the SCDOR at 803-898-5000.
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