Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Indiana

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Indiana.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting an Indiana Business

Expedited Services Available: Yes
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes*
Annual Report Required: Yes (Biennial)
Franchise Tax Required: No

State Sales Tax: 7%
State Income Tax: 4.9%
Unemployment Insurance: 4.9% – 7.4%

*DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Indiana Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Registration Fees Applicable Form
Domestic Limited Partnership (LP) $100 Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form 51586)
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $100 Registration for a Limited Liability Partnership (Form 51572)
Domestic For-Profit Corporation and Professional Corporation $100 Articles of Incorporation (Form 4159)
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation (Form 4162)
Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) $100 Articles of Organization (Form 49459)
Series Limited Liability Company (SLLC) $250 Articles of Organization (Form 56269)
All Foreign Business Entities $75-$250 Foreign Registration Statement (Form 56369)

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Key Indiana Government Resources

Indiana Secretary of State
200 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana Department of Revenue
100 N Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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A Guide for Starting a Business in the State of Indiana​

Launching a new business in Indiana can be a smart move due to the state’s favorable business environment. Characterized by relatively low corporate taxes, reasonable regulatory requirements, and a comparatively affordable cost of living, Indiana’s central location gives it easy access to a broad customer base. The state also boasts a skilled and diverse workforce supported by renowned universities and vocational institutions, providing a talent pipeline for various industries.

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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