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Did you know that as of January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act enacted by Congress requires many companies to report beneficial ownership information to the US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Beneficial ownership information (BOI), as defined by FinCEN, is identifying information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control a company. Please review the BOI links on our website to see if you are required to report to FinCEN.

Before You File Online

The South Carolina Secretary of State's Office has made enhancements to its online filing application for charities, professional fundraising companies, counsels and commercial co-ventures. Enhancements to the system include the following:

  • The single password to complete all filings per organization
  • All letters are emailed using standard PDF format
  • Account access at any time during the year
  • File charity financial report extensions online
  • Pay fines online
  • Update contact information, physical address, and officer/board member information between registration periods
  • Update dba's or organization name between registration periods
  • Upload documents between registration periods

This Account and Password Setup (PDF) document contains important information and instructions to assist you in creating your account with our office. 

To File Online

Payment may be made using credit/debit cards bearing the Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express logos. If you are unsure how to answer a question, please use the help icon which is located on each step beside the answer. Once the Registration Statement has been submitted, a confirmation letter will be sent to the person listed in the contact screen by email or by mail if no email address is provided.
If you would like a copy of your online Registration Statement, please use the "View Form" button in the Fees window once you submit your registration. All organizations must be up to date on financial report filings or extension requests. If there are any outstanding reports due, you will be required to file them before completing the registration.  Begin the online filing process

Charitable Organizations

Organizations filing for the first time that have been in existence for at least one fiscal year must upload a completed IRS Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF or Annual Financial Report (PDF) form or an extension request under the [Upload Document] link during the initial registration. 

Register a Professional Fundraiser:

All outstanding joint financial reports must be filed before a fundraising company or commercial co-venturer can complete a renewal online. To file a joint financial report, click on the "Joint Financial Report" button on the organization's home screen. 

Register a Raffle:

You will be required to provide the nonprofit organization's name and FEIN number.