South Carolina LLC Requirements

After 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:

  • Annual report. South Carolina does not require LLCs to file an annual report.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for South Carolina LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of South Carolina .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. South Carolina does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional South Carolina information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in South Carolina:

State Guides

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