South Carolina LLC

How to Form an LLC in South Carolina

How to Form an LLC in South CarolinaA South Carolina Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in South Carolina is simple. Search your South Carolina LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your LLC Articles of Organization ($110) with the South Carolina Secretary of State. Filing by mail takes 2-3 weeks for approval, but filing online takes 1-2 business days.

After your South Carolina LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number from the IRS.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own South Carolina LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! We teach LLC formation (for free) in all 50 states. We're here to help, so reach out with any questions!

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