Running Your Business

Closing a business or account

It is very important to notify the agency(s), where registered, once the business has closed, to avoid unnecessary notices and bills to the business.

To close accounts with the SC Dept. of Revenue:

  1. To close SC Dept. of Revenue accounts online, go to MyDORWAY.dor.sc.gov
  2. To close SC Dept. of Revenue accounts by paper use the form C-278 Account Closing Form

For questions please contact the SC Dept of Revenue at (844) 898-8542 Option 2

 

To dissolve/terminate your business registration or cancel the authority to do business registration with the SC Secretary of State:

If your business is registered with the SC Secretary of State and you wish to dissolve/terminate or cancel your business registration, complete the appropriate form for your business type as listed below, which you can find at sos.sc.gov or by clicking on the links provided below.

For questions please contact the SC Secretary of State at (803) 734-2158

Domestic Corporation Articles of Dissolution
Foreign CorporationApplication for Surrender of Authority
Domestic LLCArticles of Termination
Foreign LLCCertificate of Cancellation of Authority to Transact Business
Domestic Non-Profit CorporationArticles of Dissolution
Foreign Non-Profit CorporationApplication for Certificate of Withdrawal
Domestic Limited Liability PartnershipsApplication for Cancellation of Limited Liability Partnership
Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships Application for Cancellation of Limited Liability Partnership



 

To close your account with the SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce:

  1. To close your account online go to dew.sc.gov/suits
  2. To close your account by paper form use the Employers Report of Change (UCE-101-s)

For questions please call the SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce at (803) 737-2400 ext 3, 3

 

To close your accounts with other State agencies
If you have Licenses/Permits/Registrations with other agencies, contact those agencies directly.

 

To close your account with the town, city, or county
If you have a license, permit, or registration with the county or other municipalities, contact the issuer directly.  Many businesses have at least one local business license.

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