Nevada vs. South Carolina Incorporation Comparison

South Carolina is about average for both personal income tax and corporate income tax rates. The corporate income tax in South Carolina is a mild 5%, and the personal income tax can be as low as 0% and as high as 7%. Still South Carolina’s overall business tax climate rates are only average according to the Tax Foundation. Nevada on the other hand gets top ratings from The Tax Foundation as a place to incorporate your business. Nevada does not levy corporate or personal income taxes. Businesses that are incorporated in Nevada also benefit from a suite of favorable asset protection policies. See the data below to help decide whether to incorporate in Nevada or South Carolina.


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 11
Personal Income Tax NONE 0% - 7%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 27
No Franchise Tax
No Tax on corp shares
No Gift Tax
No Unitary Tax
No Estate Tax
Statutory Indemnification of Officers, Directors & Employees
Charging Order Protection for Corporation
Charging Order is Creditor's Sole Remedy for LLC or Corporation
Highest Standard of Corporate Veil Protection
Series LLC Allowed
Business Court *

* rankings accurate as of 2013

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  • You can live and run your business in any state and still incorporate in Nevada.
  • Forming your entity involves no minimum capital requirements
  • Lawsuit proof laws - If your business does get sued, your personal assets will stay safe.
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