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INCORPORATE IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in South Carolina. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in South Carolina, and will clear up to 3 potential names for you to select from. Once this is completed, we will prepare and file your articles of incorporation with the South Carolina state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "corporation," "incorporated," "company," "limited," "corp.," "inc.," "co.," "ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language.

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "Limited Liability Company", "Limited Company", or the abbreviations "L.L.C.", "L.C.", "LLC", or "LC". The words "Limited" and "Company" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and "Co.", respectively. The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the corporate name of a domestic corporation or a foreign qualified corporation.

Director / Member Information:
  • Minimum Number of Directors: 1
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in South Carolina.
Tax Information:

TAX FIRST CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Tax Commission sends forms to the corporation as part of the Corporation Income Tax Return
DUE DATE Filed with Incorporation/Qualification
DEPARTMENT Department of Revenue
Corporation Return
Columbia, SC 29214-0100
(803) 737-4910
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee for first year report- $25
Annual fee included with Income Tax/License Fee Return

TAX CORPORATION INCOME TAX RETURN, PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEE & INCOME TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Tax Commission sends forms to the corporation.
DUE DATE March 15th/15th day of 3rd month after income year end.
DEPARTMENT Department of Revenue                                 Corporation Return
Columbia, SC 29214-0100
(803) 737-4910
TAX RATE/FEES License Fee rate is $15, plus $1 per $1,000 or fraction paid to capital stock and paid in or surplus allocated to the State. Minimum fee is $25 whether in-state full or part year.

Income Tax rate is 5% of the net income apportioned to South Carolina. Declarations of estimated income tax. File with Dept. by 15th day of 3rd month if estimated tax is $100 or over. Pay at time of filing or in 4 installments (15th of 3rd, 6th, 9th, and 12th months after tax yr. begun). Prorate on amended declaration.


TAX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY INITIAL/ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Must be requested by Limited Liability Company from the Secretary of State
DUE DATE Between January 1 - April 1
DEPARTMENT Business Filings Division
Corporation Department
Office of the Secretary of State
P. O. Box 11350
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 734-2170
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $10.00

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State Fees:
Corporation: $250.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$110.00
FORM AN INC.
FORM AN LLC
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