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Starting an LLC in Indiana

Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indiana is a beautiful state located in the midwestern and Great Lakes area of the U.S. Located between Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio, Indiana is ideally placed for you to start your business.

If you want to start your own business in Indiana, one of the best ways to do so is by forming an Indiana LLC. Limited liability companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. Indiana LLCs give you many of the protections and advantages of larger corporations without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities.

Briefly, the benefits of starting an Indiana LLC include:

  • Separating and limiting your personal liability from your business liability and debts
  • Quick and simple filing, management, compliance, regulations and administration of your Indiana LLC
  • Easy tax filing and potential advantages for tax treatment

Learn more about the benefits of the LLC business structure here.

Forming an Indiana LLC in Six Quick Steps

This guide has plenty of information on how to form your Indiana LLC, but you can break down the basics of forming a business in IN into just a few simple steps.

Review Information from the Indiana Secretary of State

The IN Secretary of State has plenty of information on forming and running a business in Indiana. These are all the basic steps for forming an LLC in Indiana. You’ll find other useful information below.

Special Types of Indiana LLCs

A regular Indiana LLC is suitable for most business needs, but you also have a few other options to incorporate a special type of LLC.

What to Do After Forming Your Indiana LLC

Want to know your next steps after creating a new LLC in Indiana? We’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to understanding your ongoing requirements, setting up new bank accounts, protecting your business name, getting accounting in place and more.

Detailed Information for Your Indiana LLC

You’ll find plenty more insight and guidance on the other pages of this guide, including:

Naming Your Indiana LLC

How to search the Indiana business registry of the IN Secretary of State and find the right name. Includes information on naming rules, fictitious names, reserving an Indiana LLC name and more.

Indiana Registered Agents for Your LLC

How to appoint an Indiana Registered Agent to your new LLC or change to a different Registered Agent. Includes information on Registered Agent rules and searching for Indiana Registered Agents.

Fees and Requirements for Your Indiana LLC

How to understand the various fees you’ll need to pay and the requirements you’ll need to meet for both federal and Indiana rules. Includes details of Employer Identification Numbers (EINs), Indiana and federal business licenses, Indiana annual reports and more.

Federal, State, Sales and Other Taxes for Your Indiana LLC

How to understand the various taxes you will need to pay to the federal and Indiana government. Includes details of federal taxes like income and self-employment, and Indiana taxes like sales tax and income tax.

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