Indiana LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

How to Start an Indiana LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Indiana LLC formation process; including information about how to start a Indiana LLC and other basic issues related to Indiana LLCs.

Indiana Filing Fees

To start an Indiana LLC, you must file Articles of Organization with the Indiana Secretary of State. The filing fee charged by the Indiana SOS to file the LLC’s Articles of Organization is $85 (+$5 if you file a paper version).

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Indiana Filing Time

Regular processing time for online or paper filing of the Articles of Organization can vary depending on when the Articles of Organization are received and the current workload and can take up to 2 weeks.

Indiana Annual Compliance Requirements

An Indiana LLC is required to file a Biennial Report with the Indiana Secretary of State to maintain its existence. The Biennial Report is due every 2 years in the anniversary month of formation. You can file the Biennial Report online for $20, or file the old fashion way (paper filing) for $30.

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Form an LLC in Indiana

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming an Indiana LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

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