South Carolina ranks 14th in the U.S. for the most corporations in general license paid in 2018.


In 2018, South Carolina collected $110.2 million in corporations in general license, ranking it 14th in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections (STC).

The STC survey includes five broad tax categories and up to 25 subcategories. Data is gathered from all 50 state governments and all dependent state-level entities.

The Census Bureau cautions that it sets the tax classifications among the survey categories, and they may differ from the classifications set by the state governments.

Below is a breakdown of how taxes were classified by the bureau and how much was collected.

U.S. corporations in general license by State in 2018
Rank
State
Amount
1
Delaware
$1,378,003,000
2
Tennessee
$920,053,000
3
North Carolina
$757,429,000
4
Illinois
$342,729,000
5
Ohio
$297,490,000
6
Florida
$263,623,000
7
New Jersey
$248,405,000
8
Texas
$152,899,000
9
Alabama
$152,538,000
10
Louisiana
$148,116,000
11
Mississippi
$137,989,000
12
Maryland
$119,084,000
13
Kentucky
$115,618,000
14
South Carolina
$110,199,000
15
California
$80,029,000
16
Nevada
$78,782,000
17
New Hampshire
$67,236,000
18
Virginia
$64,102,000
19
Georgia
$59,608,000
20
Oklahoma
$58,897,000
21
Washington
$41,834,000
22
Oregon
$40,017,000
23
District of Columbia
$36,217,000
24
Iowa
$34,590,000
25
New Mexico
$32,175,000
26
Connecticut
$30,705,000
27
Arkansas
$29,673,000
28
Kansas
$28,187,000
29
Michigan
$25,958,000
30
Massachusetts
$25,701,000
31
Wisconsin
$22,225,000
32
Colorado
$21,265,000
33
Nebraska
$16,086,000
34
Arizona
$14,493,000
35
Wyoming
$14,205,000
36
Maine
$11,095,000
37
Minnesota
$9,045,000
38
Indiana
$8,582,000
39
South Dakota
$5,984,000
40
Pennsylvania
$5,717,000
41
Montana
$4,921,000
42
Rhode Island
$4,910,000
43
Vermont
$3,686,000
44
Idaho
$2,962,000
45
New York
$2,746,000
46
Missouri
$2,200,000
47
Hawaii
$1,818,000
48
West Virginia
$737,000
49
Utah
$465,000
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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