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Before You FIle Online

To file online:
- You will need a Visa or Mastercard to pay the $50 fee.
- If you need help with one of the fields during the filing process, please click on the question mark adjacent to it.
- If you would like a copy of the information that you are submitting, print each screen as you complete it.

To register a charity:
If you have never registered in the state of South Carolina:
- You will be required to provide the charity name and the FEIN number. 
To resume or renew a charity registration:
- Log in using your Charity ID and Registration PIN provided on the registration reminder letter that was mailed or e-mailed to you.
- You must have your completed IRS Form 990 or annual financial report, or have requested a filing extension from the Secretary of State’s Office.

To register a professional fundraiser:
- If you have registered with the Secretary of State in the past, you must have a PFR ID and Registration PIN. These numbers are found on the registration reminder letter that was mailed or e-mailed to the professional fundraiser.
- All outstanding joint financial reports must be filed before you can complete the registration process online. To file a joint financial report, click on the “Joint Financial Report” button.

To register a raffle
If you are registering to conduct nonprofit raffles for the first time:
- You will be required to provide the nonprofit organization’s name and FEIN number.
To resume or renew a raffle registration:
- Log in using your Raffle ID and Registration PIN provided on the registration reminder letter that was mailed or emailed to you.
- You must have completed your annual raffle financial report in order to renew your registration.


To begin the online filing process, click here.
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ALERT! Please be advised that scam emails are being distributed using the Secretary of State's name and other official state agency names in the email text in an attempt to legitimize their scheme. The Secretary of State does not endorse any specific fundraising operations and cautions you to GIVE FROM THE HEART, BUT PLEASE GIVE SMART. Please use the online Charitable Complaint form to report any possible scams.