Per university policy, student organizations are not considered entities of the university and cannot claim tax exempt status or information from the university at any time. Please also note that the University of South Carolina is not tax exempt from sales or use tax except as allowed in SECTION 12‑36‑2120 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.
If a student organization is interested in obtaining information for tax-related questions, the student organization can go online or directly contact the IRS Columbia Department in the Strom Thurmond Federal Building (1835 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201) to set up a Federal Employee Identification Number (EIN) for your organization. To set up an appointment with the IRS Columbia Department, please call (844) 545-5640. The IRS Columbia Department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.