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South Carolina Department of Revenue

Columbia, SC 29214-0140

Phone: 803-896-1350


Every person who engages in business in this state as a retailer must obtain a retail license before making any sales. This includes sales made online and persons who make infrequent sales in this state. If you have more than one business outlet, you must have a separate retail license for each location.


  • If you are making retail sales at a promotional show, trade show, fair festival, or carnival please see the Registration FAQ to determine if you need a retail license.
  • Is your business making retail sales in the state of South Carolina? If you are, you are required to obtain a retail license before engaging in business. (See FAQ)
  • Persons performing dry cleaning functions on site are required to obtain a certificate that allows them to purchase the chemicals to perform these task. (See FAQ)

How to Register:

   MyDORWAY: Register your business SCDOR tax accounts online using MyDORWAY.

Other Registration Tax: