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Find your South Carolina tax account info

Income tax withholding

If you’ve run payroll in South Carolina in the past, you can find your SC Withholding File Number on notices received from the State of South Carolina Department of Revenue, or by calling the agency at (803) 896-1450.

Unemployment tax

If you've run payroll in South Carolina in the past, you can find your Employer Account Number on the Employer Package, Liability Letter, and Employer Quarterly Contribution and Wages Report (Form UCE-120) received from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce. This number is typically six digits. If you have a seven digit number with a leading zero, please omit the zero when entering your number.

Unemployment tax rate

You can find your Unemployment Tax Rate on the Rate Notice from the SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce. It generally ranges from 0%–5.4% with a wage base of $14,000. If you're unsure, you should call the agency at (803) 737-3080 or email rateinfo@dew.sc.gov.

When entering your unemployment tax rate in your account, please do not enter the Department Administrative Contingency Assessment (DACA) rate of 0.060% as Gusto includes this rate automatically.

Most tax rate notices include an Unemployment Insursance Tax rate, a Trust Fund Replenishment rate, and the 0.60% DACA rate in the total rate - you'll need reduce the total rate by this percentage before entering the rate in Gusto.

  • For instance, a total rate of 0.870% on your notice would be entered into Gusto as 0.81% (0.870% - 0.060% = 0.810%). The total should be the sum of the "Unemployment Insurance Tax" rate and the "Trust Fund Replenishment" rate found on the notice (less the DACA rate of 0.60%).