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.
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:
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:
Indiana allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
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 following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Indiana corporations:
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.
Indiana recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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