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:
To close SC Dept. of Revenue accounts online, go to MyDORWAY.dor.sc.gov
To close SC Dept. of Revenue accounts by paper use the form C-278 Account Closing Form
- To close your Alcohol and Tobacco account use the L-1278 Form
For questions please contact the SC Dept of Revenue at (844) 898-8542 Option 2
To change your information with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Contact the Internal Revenue Service business line at 1-800-829-4933. Visit the IRS website
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
To close your account with the SC Dept. of Employment and Workforce:
To close your account online go to dew.sc.gov/suits
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
To close your account with the town, city, or county
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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.