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South Carolina LLC and Corporation Registration and Formation

Why form a South Carolina business? The state believes that however large or small, every business deserves benefits so that they can keep climbing up the ladder till they achieve the growth initially intended. The Palmetto State is committed to technology and entrepreneurship-based economic development success and this has led to the creation of “Industry 4.0” with the objective of developing smart factories and businesses. The innovation hub led by the Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation provides just about everything a start-up needs to make SC it’s new home!

South Carolina is rapidly evolving towards a more innovative, technology-based and entrepreneurial business environment. Come and experience the difference!

The big question is how do you go about company formation in South Carolina? This is where we can be of assistance!

We are one of the top South Carolina registered agents and are familiar with all incorporation processes pertaining to the South Carolina State and can provide information and assistance for successful set up of your business!

South Carolina LLC Registration and Formation

South Carolina LLC Registration & Formation

LLC company formation in South Carolina is governed by 2012 South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 33 – Corporations, Partnerships and Associations, Chapter 44 – Uniform Limited Liability Company Act of 199. The procedure for registration and formation of LLC is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a registered agent

If you are planning to form a Limited Liability Company in South Carolina then you will be required to designate and continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to SC Code § 33-44-108 (2012). This law is applicable to domestic limited liability companies as well as foreign limited liability companies.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in South Carolina. We can assist you to form a South Carolina business LLC.

Step#2: LLC Name Reservation

One of the foremost steps towards company formation in South Carolina is identifying a name for your business entity. What is the process? The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. According to SC Code § 33-44-105 (2012), the name should contain the phrase or words “limited liability company” or “limited company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.”, or “LLC”.
  3. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited partnership, corporation, or limited liability company
  4. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to provisions of SC Code § 33-44-106 (2012).
  5. Submit the name reservation form at the Office of the Secretary of State through online or mail along with the applicable fee. You can reserve a name for a nonrenewable 120 day period.
  6. If your business is a foreign LLC then you will be required to register the name pursuant to SC Code § 33-44-107 (2012).

Step#3: Articles of Organization and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a South Carolina business LLC then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a Limited Liability Company. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic LLC then you will have to file “Articles of Organization” governed by SC Code § 33-44-203 (2012).
  • If your business entity is a foreign LLC then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to SC Code § 33-44-1002 (2012).
  • The application or documentation for registration of LLC can be filed with the office of the South Carolina Secretary of State, Attn: Corporate Filings, through mail or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the LLC registration.

In case, you have any questions regarding how to form a South Carolina business, feel free to call us on 702-871-8678.

South Carolina Corporation Registration and Formation

South Carolina Corporation Registration & Formation

If you are planning to form a Corporation in South Carolina then its formation will be governed by the 2012 South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 33 – Corporations, Partnerships and Associations. The procedure for registration and formation is as follows:

Step#1: Maintain a Registered Agent

If you are planning to form a business or professional corporation in South Carolina then you will be required to continuously maintain a registered agent in the state pursuant to SC Code § 33-5-101 (2012). This law is applicable to domestic as well as foreign corporations.

We would take this opportunity to share with you the fact that we are one of the top registered agents in the state and have been responsible for over 11,494 businesses set up in South Carolina. We can assist you to form a South Carolina business as we are in compliance with all regulations in the State of South Carolina.

Step#2: Corporate Name Reservation

In order to form a corporation in South Carolina, one of the key steps is identifying a name for your business entity. The process is as follows:

  1. Identify a name for your business entity
  2. Conduct a business name search
  3. According to SC Code § 33-4-101 (2012), a corporate name should contain the phrase or words “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or the abbreviations “Corp.”, or “Inc.”
  4. The chosen name should be distinguishable and should not be deceptively similar to the name of any limited liability company, limited partnership, or corporation
  5. Apply for reservation of name pursuant to provisions of SC Code § 33-4-102 (2012).
  6. Submit the name reservation form at the Office of the Secretary of State through online or mail along with the applicable fee. A business corporation can reserve its name for a period of 120 days.
  7. If your business is a foreign corporation then you will have to register the name pursuant to SC Code § 33-4-103 (2012).

Step#3: Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Authority

If you are planning to form a corporation in South Carolina, then the most important step is to prepare and file the proper documents for a business corporation. The steps are:

  • If you want to register a domestic corporation then you will have to file “Articles of Incorporation” pursuant to SC Code § 33-2-102 (2012).
  • If your business entity is a foreign corporation then you will be required to file “Certificate of Authority” pursuant to the provisions of SC Code § 33-15-103 (2012).
  • The application or documentation for registration of a corporation can be filed with the office of the South Carolina Secretary of State; Attn: Corporate Filings, through mail or online.

We can file the form on your behalf as your registered agent in the state and provide you with certified copies of the incorporation.

If you have any questions regarding South Carolina incorporation or LLC formation, you can simply visit the South Carolina Business Formation page.

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