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Forming a Corporation in South Carolina

South Carolina State

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with South Carolina State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is South Carolina, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the South Carolina Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

South Carolina Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in South Carolina, your name cannot be confused with any existing names. You also cannot use any reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your South Carolina State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of South Carolina requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be in corporate names. And therefore, are considered “restricted” in South Carolina and require special approval. They include:

  • Bank
  • Engineer
  • Engineering
  • Insurance Company

South Carolina State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: South Carolina requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation signed by a licensed attorney as well as an initial annual report. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 10 – 15 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. In addition, the directors should at least be 18 years old.

Annual Reports

All South Carolina Corporations must file an South Carolina annual report with the State of South Carolina before the 15th day of the third month following the end of the tax year.

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