Incorporating South Carolina Corporations

What is a South Carolina corporation?

South Carolina corporations are separate legal entities established by the shareholders. The shareholders elect to have an incorporator make the action to incorporate a South Carolina corporation to create a separate entity from them personally.

How much do South Carolina corporations cost?

A South Carolina corporation will cost $135 to file the articles of incorporation.

How do I form a South Carolina corporation?

  1. File Articles of Incorporation with the SC Secretary of State.
  2. The South Carolina Secretary of State, will take about 7-10 business days to process your South Carolina Corporation articles of incorporation. If you file online, they will process in 24-48 business hours.
  3. Our service includes the SC attorney signature and walk-in filing. We can incorporate your SC corporation in 3-4 days!
  4. If you need a federal tax ID number, that can be obtained online immediately with the IRS.

How are South Carolina corporations regulated?

South Carolina Corporations are governed by South Carolina Code of Laws – Title 33, Chapter 1 for Corporations, Partnerships and Associations.

What do the South Carolina Articles of  Incorporation require?

  • An incorporating South Carolina ending such as Inc, corporation, or incorporated;
  • an amount of South Carolina corporation shares you would like to authorize, the class of the shares;
  • the date you would like the SC corporation executed;
  • the name, address and signature of at least one South Carolina incorporator;
  • the registered agent of the proposed South Carolina corporation; and
  • the signature of a South Carolina licensed attorney.
  • You also need to attach the First Report.

You can do this yourself and use our free South Carolina corporate tools we provide in your online account, or you can pay our $100 incorporating South Carolina service fee and we’ll do it for you. When you pay us to form your South Carolina corporation, your money actually goes back into the local community. Why? Because we actually run a corporation in South Carolina, just like you.

What does your South Carolina incorporation service include?

  • Drafting custom SC corporation articles of incorporation.
  • The incorporator initial resolutions.
  • South Carolina corporate bylaws.
  • The South Carolina corporation state filing fees.
  • Registered agent service.
  • South Carolina attorney signature and walk-in service.
  • Our fees are: $100 incorporating South Carolina service and $125 South Carolina corporate agent service.

Total incorporating South Carolina package for only $570 to form a South Carolina corporation, and that includes the state filing fees.

Do I need a South Carolina registered agent?

You must list your South Carolina registered agent in your articles of incorporation. The registered agent accepts service of process and state mail for your corporation.

What are the ongoing fees for a South Carolina corporation?

South Carolina corporations have to file the South Carolina Annual Report with the Department of Revenue. It is basically a form attached to your tax return.

What about South Carolina taxes?

South Carolina corporations are subject to South Carolina taxes. The SC corporate income tax rate is 5%.

What else should I know about my South Carolina corporation?

You will need to know more than just How to start an South Carolina Corporation. We can help you with many other corporation filings.

What South Carolina corporation forms do I need?

It is important to keep records for your South Carolina corporation. Please take advantage of our Free Corporation Forms:

Should I incorporate in South Carolina?

We recommend learning more about the South Carolina LLC before you decide to incorporate in South Carolina.