How to Dissolve an Indiana LLC
How do you dissolve an Indiana Limited Liability Company?
To dissolve your LLC in Indiana, submit one original and one copy of the Indiana Articles of Dissolution (Form 49465) to the Indiana Secretary of State (SOS) by mail or in person. Articles of Dissolution can be filed online if you pay using an IN.gov payment account or a MasterCard, Discover or Visa credit card.
To file a paper form, submit one original and one copy by mail, express mail, or in person to the Indiana Secretary of State. Include a check or money order payable to the Secretary of State.
Deliver documents to:
Business Services Division
302 W. Washington Street, E-018
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Indiana Limited Liability Company Dissolution FAQ
Is there a filing fee to dissolve or cancel an Indiana LLC?
There is a $30 filing fee to dissolve your Limited Liability Company in Indiana. The fee is only $20 if you file the dissolution online. There is a small additional credit card fee for online filing.
Your Indiana registered agent may be able to help with the dissolution process.
Do you need a Department of Revenue clearance before the Secretary of State will accept your dissolution?
The Indiana SOS does not require a tax clearance certificate to dissolve your LLC in Indiana. The Indiana Secretary of State recommends, but does not require, filing Notice of Voluntary Dissolution (a copy of the articles of dissolution works) with the Department of Revenue, Attorney General, and Department of Workforce Development.
Send a notice to the following state agencies:
Indiana Department of Revenue
100 N. Senate Ave. Rm. N241
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Employer Audit Section
10 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Indiana Attorney General
35 South Park Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
If you walk-in or express mail your Articles of Dissolution:
Documents received before noon are filed by noon the next business day
Documents received after noon are filed by noon on the second business day
Mailed in documents are filed in 3-5 business days
How long before someone can take your business name?
Your business name can be taken by another business entity immediately after you dissolve your LLC or corporation. Your LLC’s name is only protected for 120 days following administrative dissolution by the Secretary of State.
Can an Indiana LLC revoke its dissolution?
Yes. An Indiana LLC can revoke its dissolution within 120 days of the effective date of dissolution. The effective date is either the date the dissolution was filed or a later date specified by the LLC in the articles of dissolution.
What is the penalty if you do not dissolve properly and just don’t file your biennial Business Entity Reports?
If an Indiana LLC does not file its biennial report within 60 days after the due date, the SOS will notify the LLC in writing that it has grounds for dissolution. If the LLC still doesn’t file within 60 days after the notice, the LLC will be administratively dissolved by the SOS.
What are the late fees and penalties to re-register if your registration is terminated?
If your Indiana LLC is administratively dissolved, you have to complete an application for reinstatement packet if you want to do business in Indiana.
You must include any unpaid biennial report fees ($30 each) and the reinstatement fee ($30) with the reinstatement packet.