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Field Audits

From time to time, DEW will conduct a field audit. The purpose of an audit includes:

  • Determining taxable wages the employer paid and the contributions, interest, and penalties DEW law requires on these wages.
  • Reconciling wages reported with amounts discovered.
  • Determining the employer’s financial ability to meet UI tax obligations.

During a Field Audit, DEW staff members may need access to any of the following records:

  • Payroll information, i.e. time cards, time sheets, earning statements, payroll summaries, etc.
  • Books of original entry or general books with payroll information, i.e. payroll ledgers, check registers, cash disbursement journals, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, etc.
  • State and federal tax reports on payroll, i.e. employers Quarterly Contribution and Wage Report (UCE-101/120); Federal Forms: 940, Annual Report of FUTA; 941, Social Security Report; etc.


Field Deputies

Field deputies are available to help employers understand UI legal requirements and are also responsible for the following activities:

 

  • Establishing tax liability
  • Enforcing compliance
  • Changing employer accounts
  • Securing delinquent tax and wage reports
  • Issuing subpoenas
  • Deposing claimants and employers
  • Preparing cases for prosecution
  • Prosecuting non-compliant employers
  • Auditing employer accounts
  • Auditing financial records
  • Collecting delinquent taxes
  • Helping other states collect funds
  • Coordinating IRS and S.C. Department of Revenue activities

 Administrative Tax Appeal

Visit the Administrative Tax Appeal section.


UI Tax Field Service contact information

You may contact a tax field deputy in your area. Deputies are here to answer questions and help you navigate the tax process successfully.

Aiken Satellite Office
Aiken, Edgefield and McCormick Counties
803-641-7634

Beaufort Satellite Office
Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties
843-522-3542

Charleston District Office
Allendale, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Orangeburg counties
843-953-8499

Columbia District Office
Calhoun, Greenwood, Lexington, Newberry, Richland, and Saluda counties
803-737-0262

Greenville District Office
Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens counties
864-517-3753

FlorenceDistrict Office
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Kershaw, Lee, Marlboro, Marion, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties
843-519-0837

Horry District Office
Georgetown and Horry counties
843-234-7747

Liberty Satellite Office
Abbeville, Anderson and Oconee counties
864-965-9105

Rock Hill District Office
Chester, Fairfield, Lancaster, Union and York Counties
803-323-2727

Spartanburg Satellite Office
Spartanburg and Cherokee counties and Greer
864-585-2569





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