Indiana Corporation Requirements

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.

Corporate records

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:

  • Annual report. 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.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Indiana corporations, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Indiana .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for corporations that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Indiana requires a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

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.

S corporation election

Indiana recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.

Additional Indiana information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Indiana:

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