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A GUIDE TO REGISTERING YOUR SC NON-PROFIT AS A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

Do I need to register my non-profit as a charitable organization in SC?

If planning to solicit funds or donations in South Carolina, your non-profit will need to submit an annual registration form to the South Carolina secretary of state’s office by filing a Registration Statement for a Charitable Organization. You have the option to file online or via paper forms.

Are there any annual requirements?

You will need to file an annual financial report with the Division of Public Charities within four and a half months of the close of your fiscal year. You can either submit the Annual Financial Report Form or IRS Form 990. You will also need to file a Registration Statement yearly (it is the same form; you will just check the ”Renewal“ box).

How much does this cost?

The Registration Statement costs $50 to file. There is no fee for the Annual Financial Report.

Where do I submit forms to?

Office of the Secretary of State
Public Charities Division
1205 Pendleton Street
Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201

Additional Resources:

Non Profit Legal Document Free Downloads
South Carolina Non Profits
South Carolina Tax Exemptions

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