Following the massive breach of taxpayer data, South Carolina offered free tax monitoring through Experian. Although that deal expired, and the state is once again offering free credit monitoring.
This time around officials have worked out a deal with provider CSID.
Here are more details and sign up information from a release:
Columbia, SC (October 24, 2013) --- Starting today, South Carolina taxpayers impacted by last year’s security breach at the SC Department of Revenue are able to enroll for up to one year of identity and credit protection coverage with CSID by visiting www.scidprotection.com or by calling 855-880-2743. Enrollment will remain open until October 1, 2014.
"Eligible individuals are encouraged to enroll with this state-provided service to take advantage of the comprehensive array of identity and credit protections provided. CSID has a dedicated team working to ensure an overall successful enrollment process for the taxpayers of South Carolina," said Department of Revenue Director Bill Blume.
South Carolina taxpayers, their dependents, and businesses who filed an electronic South Carolina tax return between 1998 and 2012 may be eligible for this coverage and are encouraged to enroll with CSID at www.scidprotection.com or by contacting CSID's South Carolina Identity Protection Hotline at 855-880-2743, open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.