Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Indiana incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Indiana
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form an Indiana corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a
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BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
State fee for standard turn-around.
Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Indiana with standard turn-around.
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Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
The name must include the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. The name cannot imply purpose or power not possessed by corporations organized under Indiana Business Corporation Law or in the Articles of Incorporation. The name must be distinguishable from a reserved name or the name of any other corporation then existing under the laws of the state, unless consent of the other user is obtained.
The following are Indiana’s requirements for directors of corporations:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
Indiana does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Indiana does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Indiana is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Indiana's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Indiana. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Indiana corporations.
Indiana corporations must keep the following with their corporate records at the principal place of business:
The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
Bylaws or restated bylaws and any amendments
Resolutions adopted by the board of directors with respect to one or more classes of shares and/or fixing their relative rights, preferences and limitations
Minutes of shareholder meetings for the past three years
Records of actions taken by the shareholders without a meeting
Written communications to shareholders for the past three years
A list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers
Most recent annual report
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Indiana corporations:
Indiana requires corporations to file a biennial report. It’s due every two years during the anniversary month of the incorporation. The fee for this report is $30.