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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in South Carolina using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your South Carolina LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. We can file this for you; simply add it to your order.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new South Carolina LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
South Carolina LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the South Carolina LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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South Carolina LLC Formation Guidelines
The Limited Liability Company must contain the words must contain the words “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviations “L.L.C.,” or “LLC.” An available name may be reserved for a 120-day period. The filing fee is $20.
ORGANIZERS / MEMBERS
The limited liability company can be formed by any one (1)or more persons. The limited liability company can be formed with one (1) or more members.
RECORD KEEPING REQUIREMENTS
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in South Carolina or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
We cannot provide this office.
REGISTERED AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE
The limited liability company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in South Carolina.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of the South Carolina or the Articles of Organization.
FILING PROCEDURES Submit to the Secretary of State one (1) executed original and one (1) conformed copy of the Articles of Organization along with one (1) executed original of Initial Annual Report (official form). The Secretary of State files the original and returns the conformed copy with a file-stamped copy. The Secretary of State transmits Initial Annual Report to South Carolina Tax Commission.
Please Note: The Articles of Incorporation must "set forth" a certificate, signed by an attorney licensed to practice in South Carolina. LLCs and non-profits do not require an attorney’s signature.
South Carolina LLC Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about LLC Formation Guidelines?
Questions about Incorporating?