SC taxpayers to soon get rebate checks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Revenue will begin issuing 400,000 tax rebate checks in the coming week.

Gov. Henry McMaster's spokesman, Brian Symmes, says lawmakers approved $50 rebates for eligible taxpayers six months ago and less than a month after the Oct. 15 individual income tax extension deadline, final numbers are in. He says more than 1.2 million qualifying taxpayers will receive $50 rebate checks over the next month.

WCSC-TV reports rebate checks will be issued in zip code order, and most eligible taxpayers will get their check by Dec. 2. Married couples who filed a joint 2018 individual tax return will receive one $50 rebate.

The rebate is being paid with the $61 million state income tax windfall from South Carolina's $1.5 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot winner.

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Information from: WCSC-TV, http://www.wcsc.com

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