At least until the snow and ice hit last week, the South Carolina Department of Revenue had been in what was described as “full production and processing individual income tax returns.” By Monday last week, the DOR reported the following: a total of 261,704 returns processed. Nearly 25 thousand of those were paper returns. Some 237 thousand were electronic returns. The DOR had issued total refunds of $183,279. Average refund: $794.86. Taxpayers may check their state refund status online through www.sctax.org and clicking on Quick Links > Refund Status, or by telephone at 803/898-5300.