Indiana LLC

How to Form an LLC in Indiana

How to Form an LLC in IndianaAn Indiana Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in Indiana is simple. Search your Indiana LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Indiana Articles of Organization and wait for the state to approve your LLC.

If you file your LLC by mail, the state fee is $100 and the approval time is 5-7 business days. If you file your LLC online, the state fee is $95 and the approval time is 1 business day.

After your Indiana LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get your Federal Tax ID Number (aka EIN) from the IRS.

In order to keep your Indiana LLC in compliance, you’ll also need to file a Business Entity Report every 2 years. The fee is $50 if you file by mail, or $31 if you file online.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own Indiana LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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6 Comments

  1. Ann October 26, 2017

    Our LLC has 4 members, we tried to apply for the EIN. Filled in all the info … only able to enter 1 person’s information (SSN, address, phone on the authenticate step (2). And choose “I am oneof the owners, members, or the managing member of this LLC”. Once continue, it doesn’t ask for others members’ information, Is it correct?

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    • Matt Horwitz October 26, 2017

      Hi Ann, yes, you just need one Responsible Party on file with the IRS. The IRS does not care who all the members are, since each owes their taxes on their personal 1040 personal return. We have more details about the IRS Responsible Party here: https://www.llcuniversity.com/irs/ein-responsible-party-for-llc/. Hope that helps.

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  2. Don Thomas January 11, 2018

    How much legal responsibility is there for an Indiana LLC to comply with the provisions of the operating agreement?

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    • Matt Horwitz January 15, 2018

      Hi Don, I’m not 100% sure, so apologies, but I wouldn’t be able to answer that question for you.

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  3. Kevin Moore March 8, 2018

    Hello Matt!

    Your website is so helpful and easy to navigate. What a wonderful resource.

    I have a question about the two recommended providers you listed to set-up the LLC.

    Do these providers complete all the required filings to the state including the acquisition of the Tax Id #?

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    • Matt Horwitz March 10, 2018

      Hi Kevin, thanks for the kind words! Most filing services will complete all the LLC paperwork in the formation process as well as obtain the Federal Tax ID Number (EIN) from the IRS if you elect this service during checkout. Keep in mind though, that there will likely be additional tax filings and paperwork after your LLC is formed. For that reason, we recommend speaking with an accountant after your LLC is formed. You’ll also want to research if your LLC will need to obtain any business licenses or permits in Indiana. Hope that helps.

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