Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form a South Carolina LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the South Carolina state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
BizFilings’ package prices.
BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
State fee for standard turn-around.
Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in South Carolina with standard turn-around.
You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "Ltd. Co.," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The name cannot contain language indicating a purpose other than that permitted by state law and the Articles of Organization. It must be distinguishable upon records of the Secretary of State from the name of a domestic or qualified foreign LLC or reserved or registered LLC name.
The following are South Carolina’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:
LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
South Carolina does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
South Carolina does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Organization.
Members are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization, but managers are.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in South Carolina is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. South Carolina's requirements include:
LLCs must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in South Carolina. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
forming a limited liability company (LLC), you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for South Carolina LLCs.
LLC taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for South Carolina LLCs:
South Carolina does not require LLCs to file an annual report.