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Richland County business licenses expired December 31!
Save $10! Save gas! Avoid the rush and avoid the drive. Renew online by going to the Online Renewal starting January 1. All applicable approvals, licenses, and permits must be obtained, and all applicable fees and taxes must be paid current before a business license will be issued. Please be sure to check your revenues, deductions, and your compliance with the above requirements before submitting your business license renewal form to the Business Service Center.
For those renewing by mail, please check your calculations by going to the Online Renewal. Return your renewal form with your check, made payable to Richland County, to the Business Service Center at P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202. All payments postmarked after March 17 are subject to a 5% per month penalty.
Click here for Instructions on completing the Business License Renewal Application.
Click here to see common Processing Errors to avoid having your renewal application and payment returned and incurring penalties.
Richland County Business Handbook
The Business Service Center has updated the Richland County Business Handbook for 2014. This easy-to-read Business Handbook describes the County’s various requirements to do business in Richland County. The County strongly urges all businesses - and their accountants - to be familiar with these requirements to help ensure they are operating lawfully.
New Transportation Penny Tax Started on May 1, 2013
Please be aware that all retail sales tax rates in Richland County were increased by one penny beginning May 1, 2013. If you have specific questions about this new penny tax, please call the State Department of Revenue Sales Tax Division at 803-896-1420. Please see the Sales & Use Tax Chart showing the sales tax rates for different types of purchases in Richland County.
1st floor of the County Administration Building
2020 Hampton Street, Suite 1050 (near back door)
corner of Hampton and Harden Streets
P.O. Box 192, Columbia, SC 29202
Phone number: (803) 576-2287
Fax number: (803) 576-2289
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Additional Business Service Center Material
- Business Licenses: Online Renewal or calculate your fees online
- Hospitality Taxes: Personalized Vouchers
Events & Deadlines
* Please remember that all business licenses expire on Dec. 31. The deadline to renew is March 15. This list of licensed businesses is not updated until after the backlog of license applications have been completed, usually around April 15. The list is then updated periodically through the year.
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