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How To Reinstate An Indiana LLC


Revive Or Reinstate An Indiana Limited Liability Company

If your Indiana LLC was administratively dissolved by the Indiana Secretary of State (SOS) and you want to keep doing business, you will need to complete the Indiana reinstatement packet for domestic entities. It is available on the SOS website or in your online account when you sign up for registered agent service with Northwest.

Submit ALL of the following to the Secretary of State with a check or money order for fees:

  1. Certificate of Tax Clearance from Indiana Department of Revenue
  2. Form 4160, Application for Reinstatement
  3. Form 48725, Business Entity Report (file one with current information)
  4. All business entity report fees owed
  5. Reinstatement filing fee

Secretary of State
Corporations Division
302 W. Washington Street, Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-6576

How do you get a tax clearance letter in Indiana?

The very first step in reinstating your Indiana LLC is to get a tax clearance certificate from the Indiana Department of Revenue. You cannot submit the reinstatement packet until you have the certificate. Apply for a tax clearance certificate by completing the Reinstatement Affidavit and the Responsible Officer Information forms. These forms are included in the Secretary of State’s reinstatement packet. Submit the completed affidavit and information forms by mail or in-person to the Indiana Department of Revenue.

Mail forms to:

Indiana Department of Revenue
P.O. BOX 6197
Indianapolis, IN 46206
(317) 233-4015

Or drop them off at:

Indiana Department of Revenue
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N-105
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Once you have your Tax Clearance Certificate, you can go ahead and submit all your reinstatement documents and fees to the Secretary of State.

How much will it cost to revive an Indiana LLC?

The filing fee for an Application for Reinstatement is $30.

The filing for the biennial report is $30.

How long does it take the state to process the filing?

If you walk-in or mail your documents:

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.

Right now, the Indiana Department of Revenue is processing Tax Clearances for reinstatement in about two weeks.  However, depending on their back-log, it can take four or even six weeks to get your certificate from the department.

How long does your Indiana LLC have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Indiana LLC?

There is no limit on the reinstatement period, so you can reinstate any time.   If you want to just start over with a new Indiana LLC, you can wait until the 120 day name reservation is up and file to start a new LLC of the same name.  But keep in mind that filing new articles of organization will cost $90.

Can you change your Indiana registered agent at the same time on the Indiana reinstatement?

The actual application for reinstatement form does not have a place to change your Indiana registered agent, however, since you will be filing the Business Entity Report form at the time you apply for reinstatement, you can note any changes to the Indiana registered agent on that form.

Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Indiana reinstatement form?

The Application for Reinstatement form does not give you the option of changing your principal address at the time of reinstatement. You can change your principal address on the Business Entity Report that you will file with your application for reinstatement.

Can you change your members and/or managers at the same time on the Indiana reinstatement form?

The Application for Reinstatement does not give you the option of changing your members or managers at the time of reinstatement.

How many biennial reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Indiana LLC?

There is no limit on the reinstatement period, so you can reinstate a business even after missing several biennial reports. You will have to file one report and all delinquent fees when you do reinstate.

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