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South Carolina Non-Profit Tax-Exemption



How does a South Carolina nonprofit become exempt from state tax?

No. You will need to apply for tax exempt status with the IRS. If you receive the official Letter of Determination, you include a copy of that letter with a letter requesting exemption from the South Carolina corporate tax to the Department of Revenue.

Is my non-profit eligible for Sales and Use tax Exemption?

In order to obtain sales and use tax exemption in South Carolina you will need to submit a copy of your IRS Letter of Determination along with Form ST-387 and a copy of your bylaws as well as a recent income statement and balance sheet. If you qualify for the exemption, South Carolina will wave all sales tax on items purchased for resale, but not for items purchased by the organization for its own use.

Are there filing fees for filing for state tax exemptions?


Where do I send my tax exempt request letter in South Carolina?

SC Department of Revenue
Corporation Return
Columbia, SC 29214-0100

South Carolina Taxes
South Carolina Non Profit Organization
501(c)3 Tax Exemption

This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.

This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation. 

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