CorpNet is here to help you when it comes to incorporating your business in Indiana. The authority for incorporating in Indiana falls under the Secretary of State, the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licenses. This Division also maintains all corporate filings of record. The types of business structures available are Corporation, Nonprofit Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, and Limited Partnership.
Foreign and Domestic Corporations
A foreign corporation is a corporation registered in another State that does business in Indiana. Foreign corporations are required to file an Application for Certificate of Authority.
Domestic corporations are those formed in Indiana itself. While there is no residency requirement for directors or officers of Indiana corporations, a registered agent (who can also be a corporate officer) must have a physical address in Indiana. An agent can be either an individual or a corporation authorized to transact business in Indiana. It is possible for law firms to act as registered agents. They have to be on hand to take phone calls and respond to legal matters, however. Employing a Registered Agent will guard your privacy and meet the requirements of incorporation in Indiana.
Officers and documents
Corporations in Indiana must have one or more directors whose names and addresses will appear in the articles of incorporation. Any change (address or ownership) must be filed with the State.
Corporate officer titles are determined by the bylaws or the board of directors. One person can hold multiple titles. The bylaws rule an Indiana corporation’s business and affairs. A corporation keeps its bylaws at its primary executive office and is not required to file them with the state. The board of directors of a corporation has the capacity to adopt, revise or rescind bylaws, unless the articles set aside this privilege for its shareholders.
Officers can be recorded in the bylaws or elected by the board. They may employ other officers, in observance of the bylaws. In addition, at least one officer is accountable for organizing and keeping the minutes of meetings and for verifying records.
A report must be filed with the Secretary of State every two years, except for the first calendar year. The report has to be filed every other year before the end of the month in which incorporation originally took place. The report must include the name of the incorporation, the principal address, the name and address of the registered agent, and the names and business addresses of the directors, secretary, and executive officer.
Forming a corporation online
Incorporation in Indiana can seem like a daunting task. However, it is possible to incorporate online by filing the appropriate forms in the correct organization and this can be conducted distantly through our services. We provide complete packages to create your corporation or LLC in Indiana without omitting vital steps or documents.
Incorporating online is as straightforward as providing some upfront information and deciding which type of corporation fits your needs the best. CorpNet is available to help you start a corporation in Indiana and one-year Registered Agent Services comes standard in our packages. You will also discover that we include unlimited customer support.