Credit Protection for South Carolina Taxpayers
IMPORTANT: Due to the recent security breach, it is important to note that the SC Department of Revenue would not initiate contact by phone with any individual and ask for personal identifying information. Please be aware of potential scams and should you receive such a call, please hang up and call us directly at (803) 898-5000.
In 2012, tax data at the SC Department of Revenue was compromised due to a security breach. Immediately upon discovery of the breach, the SC Department of Revenue implemented new technologies and processes to correct the security issues.
South Carolina taxpayers may be eligible for state-provided, comprehensive credit and non-credit identity protection from industry leader, CSID!
Identity Theft Coverage Enrollment Begins
October 24, 2013
Individuals, minor and adult dependents, and businesses whose information was potentially compromised in the security breach can sign up and receive state-provided identity protection coverage through CSID, at www.scidprotection.com or 855-880-2743, beginning October 24, 2013. The deadline to enroll is October 1, 2014. View the Public Notices below for the most up-to-date CSID information, or visit www.scidprotection.com.
For questions relating to the credit protection service provided by CSID, please see the CSID Frequently Asked Questions (Last updated September 25, 2013).
Please contact the Department of Consumer Affairs for steps you can take to mitigate the effects of a security breach: www.consumer.sc.gov.
If you have questions regarding the security breach or credit protections available, please refer to DOR’s Frequently Asked Questions.
Chronology of Events: October 26, 2012
*** This service is no longer open for enrollment. ***
For individuals who enrolled with Experian, coverage will expire 12 months from the date of your initial enrollment. Enrollment for ProtectMyID opened October 26, 2012, and closed March 31, 2013.