Indiana Taxes

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Indiana LLC
Tax Registration & Requirements

How to form an LLC in Indiana
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Indiana.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Indiana LLC costs:
LLC formation cost: $100 by mail or $95 online (one-time fee)
Business entity report: $50 by mail or $31 online (every 2 years)

Need help?
Hire a company to form your Indiana LLC:
Northwest ($39 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)

(check out Northwest vs LegalZoom)

Note: Our tax lesson is not as step-by-step as our 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 for Indiana business tax online with the Indiana Department of Revenue: https://secure.in.gov/apps/dor/bt1/

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

Before registering with the Department of Revenue, view this checklist first to make sure your requirements are complete:
https://www.in.gov/dor/files/bt-1checklist.pdf

You can also read Quick Start Guide to make your registration easier:
http://www.in.gov/dor/4323.htm

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
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
Forming an LLC shouldn't be so complicated. Our step-by-step guide will make the process a breeze – and no complex legal jargon! LLC University® teaches people how to form an LLC for free in all 50 states. We hope you find our free guides and resources helpful in your business journey.

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