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South Carolina Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in South Carolina?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate South Carolina agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. . The registered agent must have a business office identical to the registered office and must be either: (1) an individual residing in South Carolina, or (2) a corporation with authority to transact business in the state. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in South Carolina?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in South Carolina?

One or more as defined in the by-laws.

Are corporations in South Carolina required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed each year by the 15th day of the 3rd month following the end of the corporation’s fiscal year.

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