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Indiana Business Entity Report Filing Directions

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INDIANA SECRETARY OF STATE BIENNIAL REPORT INSTRUCTIONS

Every Indiana business must file a biennial report once every two years with the Indiana Secretary of State. Corporations and LLCs pay a $50 ($32 online) filing fee. Foreign and domestic entities have the same filing fees.

The biennial business entity report due dates are set when you form or register your company in Indiana. The reports are due every other year at the end of the month in which your originally formed or registered your company. So, if for example, you started an LLC on March 15th, 2017, your first biennial report wouldn’t be due until March 31st, 2019.

Indiana nonprofits must also file business entity reports with the Secretary of State. Just like for profit companies, these reports are due at the end of the month in which the entity was originally formed or registered to do business in Indiana. Indiana nonprofit reports cost $20 to file by mail, $22 to file online.

You can complete the filing online on the Indiana Secretary of State’s website. Or, if you don’t want to deal with the hassle you can hire us to complete the Biennial Report on your company’s behalf.

Indiana Biennial Report Fee Schedule
Business Type Cost Due Date How to File
Indiana has biennial reports for all business entities. You file every other year. The due date is set as the last day of the month in which you originally formed or registered to do business in Indiana.
Corporations $50 if filed by mail, $32 if filed online Last day of the month in which you originally formed or registered to do business in Indiana. Online or Paper Form
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) $50 if filed by mail, $32 if filed online
Nonprofit Corporations $20 if filed by mail, $22 if filed online
Partnerships No reporting requirements
Late Fees: No late fees, however, if you’re more than 120 days late, the state can dissolve or revoke your company’s ability to do business in Indiana.

HOW TO FILE YOUR INDIANA BUSINESS ENTITY REPORT

There are two options for filing your Indiana Biennial Report: do it yourself or hire us.

  1. File the Business Entity Report yourself: 
    You start by going online to the Indiana Secretary of State’s Access Indiana Portal. If it’s your first time using the system, you’ll need to create a login profile. After doing so, you’ll be directed to perform a business name search for your company. You then select your business from the search results and click the link to file the Business Entity Report for your company. If you’ve missed any biennial reports and they haven’t dissolved or revoked your business, you’ll need to file by mail. In all other cases, when filling out the biennial report, confirm or update the the following information as appropriate:

    • Name and address of the company.
    • Name and address of your registered agent in Indiana.
  2. Hire Us
    For $150, we’ll file your Indiana business entity report, you don’t have to worry about it, and you can stop reading this page now.

INDIANA BIENNIAL REPORT FILING INSTRUCTIONS

What is the cost to file the Indiana Business Entity report?

IN profit corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign: $32 online or $50 by mail.
IN LLCs and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: $32 online or $50 by mail.
IN Nonprofit corporations-domestic and foreign: $22 online or $20 by mail.
IN LLPs and LPs: No reporting requirements.
IN Charities: No registration requirements, but if you hire a pro fundraiser, be sure your solicitor is registered with the Indiana Attorney General.

How to file your Indiana Secretary of State Business Entity Report:

Indiana corporations and limited liability companies registered with the Indiana Secretary of State have to file a business entity report. Profit corporations, PCs, LLCs and PLLCs file these reports every other year (biennially). Nonprofit corporations file a report every year (annually).

Indiana gives you three options for filing your business entity report.

  1. It is easy to file your Indiana Business Entity Report online. Just look up your Indiana business at the link below and then file your report. It is cheaper to file online and it is processed immediately.
  2. If you would rather mail in your Indiana Business Entity Report with a check, you can download a form on the IN Secretary of State’s website at ‘Division Forms.’ It is also in your online account if ‘Northwest’ is your Indiana registered agent.
  3. You may also go through the online process, but before your submit it, you can print it out and mail it into the Indiana Secretary of State with the filing fee.

When is the Indiana Business Entity Report Due?

Indiana business entity reports are due by the last day of your anniversary month every other year for LLCs in Indiana. So, if your original filing date is May 15, 2012, your first IN Business Entity Report would’ve been due by May 31, 2014. Then May 31, 2016; May 31, 2018, etc.

Does Indiana have initial report requirements?

No. You don’t have to make an initial report when starting a business in Indiana.

Late fees?

Indiana has no late fees, but your Indiana business can be dissolved or revoked by the Secretary of State when you become 120 days delinquent.

How do I get notified?

The Indiana Secretary of State sends out reminder postcards to your mailing address on record.

When you sign up for Indiana registered agent service with Northwest, we send you annual report filing reminders to help you stay compliant.

Who can file Indiana Business Entity Reports?

Anyone with authority.

Are original signatures needed?

No.

Resources:

Indiana Secretary of State
Business Service Division
302 W. Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-6576
Fax: 317-233-3387

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