COLUMBIA, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Secretary of State Mark Hammond has announced that organizations in South Carolina can now file more than 150 official business forms through a new online service built in partnership with SC.gov. The new online service, available at https://businessfilings.sc.gov, will increase efficiency and help improve support for customers by providing a digital method for companies to incorporate, amend, merge, or dissolve a business. It will also allow users to request and receive copies of their documents online.
“We are excited to offer this new online business filing, search and retrieval service,” said Secretary of State Mark Hammond. “The Secretary of State’s Office is always open now to receive business filings and document requests. This new application is part of South Carolina being prepared for a global economy where business is transacted around the clock. This business-friendly solution will expedite the process of filing to create a new business or make changes to an existing business. This will continue our successful online search and document retrieval system. These new services make it easier for business filers to conduct business in this state.”
More than 75,000 business filings and document requests will be handled by the new online portal annually. The new service will benefit the citizens and businesses across South Carolina, especially with the speed of online filings replacing the additional time required in the past for mailing documents.
Other features this application provides are:
- Fast online filing submissions;
- Automated filing status notification emails;
- Secure online payment by credit or debit card; and
- Easy document retrieval through digital downloads.
This web-based application was built and is maintained at no cost to taxpayers through a partnership between the South Carolina Secretary of State’s Office and South Carolina Interactive, doing business as SC.gov.
SC.gov is the official website of the state of South Carolina (http://www.SC.gov) and a collaborative effort between the state and South Carolina Interactive to enable the state to conduct business online and improve public access to government information. The South Carolina Department of Administration Division of Technology Operations provides guidance to South Carolina Interactive who is responsible for operating, maintaining, and marketing SC.gov. South Carolina Interactive is part of digital government firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 12,000 digital government services for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.