Indiana LLC Tax Registration & Requirements

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Note: Our tax lesson is not as step-by-step as our other Indiana LLC formation lessons, due to the uniqueness and variation among businesses. Taxes are usually not as straightforward as forming an LLC, and therefore, the information below is an overview, and not a comprehensive guide.

You will likely need to hire a tax professional to make sure you meet all your Indiana state and local tax obligations. We recommend using Thumbtack.

Do it yourself in Indiana

Register for Business Tax Application (Form BT-1)
You can register your LLC for Indiana business taxes online via INBiz (and AccessIndiana): InBiz: Tax Registration

(In order to create an INBiz account, you’ll first need to create an Access Indiana login. Please see our Indiana LLC Articles of Organization lesson for instructions on how to register).

Other Taxes
You will need to register for additional business taxes in Indiana when you:

Before registering with the Department of Revenue, feel free to review this checklist:
Indiana Department of Revenue: Online Business Tax Application (BT-1) Checklist

You can also read Quick Start Guide to make your registration easier:
Indiana Department of Revenue: INTax QuickStart Guide

And you can find additional guides and resources here:
Indiana Department of Revenue: DOR Guides & Manuals Library

Additional Taxes
Depending on your industry, where your business is located, how you are taxed by the IRS, and whether or not you have employees, will determine if you owe any additional state and/or local taxes.

You can find more information from the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Our Recommendation

Calculating your tax obligations in Indiana can be complicated and if done improperly can negatively impact your LLC.

We recommend that you get help from a tax professional once your LLC is formed. You can use Thumbtack or Yelp.

Hiring a tax professional will not only help you keep your Indiana LLC in compliance, but it will also give you an advisor to go to for other business questions.

You’ll want someone who’s a good fit for your company, makes you feel comfortable, and is willing to answer all of your questions. It should be someone you like personally as well as professionally. We recommend talking with at least 2-3 people before making your final decision.

Matt Horwitz
Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Matt Horwitz has been the leading expert on LLC education for the past decade. He founded LLC University in 2010 after realizing people needed simple and actionable instructions to start an LLC that other companies weren't offering. He's cited by Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo Finance, and the US Chamber of Commerce, and was featured by CNBC and InventRight.
 
Matt holds a Bachelor's Degree in business from Drexel University with a concentration in business law. He performs extensive research and analysis to convert state laws into simple instructions anyone can follow to form their LLC - all for free! Read more about Matt Horwitz and LLC University.

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