Known as the “Crossroads of America,” Indiana is a beautiful state located in the Midwestern and Great Lakes area of the U.S. Situated between Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio, Indiana is ideally placed for you to start your business. Whether you’re a Hoosier or you’re moving to the state for the first time, read on to find out exactly how to create an LLC in the wonderful state of Indiana.
Indiana Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. Forming an LLC is fast, easy and inexpensive. LLCs offer many of the protections and advantages of large corporations without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities.
Let’s start by looking at the advantages of forming an Indiana LLC.
Advantages of Forming an LLC in Indiana
Indiana LLCs have several benefits for business owners.
Start your Indiana LLC in Six Steps
STEP 1: Name Your Indiana LLC
STEP 2: Provide the Address for Your New Indiana LLC
An Indiana LLC must have a designated street address. That could be your home address (if you’re running the company from your residence), where your office is located or any physical address of your preference — even outside of Indiana. It can also be a P.O. Box.
STEP 3: Assign a Registered Agent for Your Indiana LLC
Every Indiana LLC must have a “registered agent.” That could be you, the managing director, owner or a dedicated registered agent service. The registered agent in Indiana is someone who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the Indiana Secretary of State.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a Registered Agent service that is free for the first year and just $119 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard where you can log in and easily view any document your registered agent has received on your behalf. Here are a few reasons you might want to appoint Incfile as your registered agent service:
STEP 4: You Need to File Articles of Organization
Once you've gathered all the information together for your LLC, you’ll need to file a formal document with the Indiana Secretary of State to create your LLC. This document is known as your Articles of Organization, and filing it starts the process of creating your Indiana LLC. You can do this online, mail in a form or have Incfile do it on your behalf.
STEP 5: You Can Create an Indiana LLC Operating Agreement
Indiana LLCs aren’t required to have an Operating Agreement, but they are extremely useful for several reasons. Your Operating Agreement covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, the rights and duties of members and several other key areas. Learn how to create your Operating Agreement here.
If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile will draft a general Operating Agreement within most of our online business formation packages. It can also be selected as an add-on option in our Silver package. This Operating Agreement will be a basic template that you can make changes to anytime you see fit.
You can find lots more useful information on how to form an LLC here. It answers questions like:
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your LLC. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps on your behalf, such as filing the Articles of Organization. Our basic package also provides free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for help starting an LLC, our comprehensive services provide outstanding value.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date: Last day of anniversary month of formation or qualification.
Filing Fee: $30
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