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Have you been thinking of starting a new business in Indiana? Whether you want to open a flower shop or make your freelancing business official, you have to file with the state. Forming a limited liability company (LLC) is a smart step. By choosing to create an LLC, you can give your business legitimacy and protect yourself from legal liability.

Forming a Limited Liability Company in Indiana involves properly filing paperwork and staying in compliance. However, our team is full of Limited Liability Company experts who are here for you every step of the way. We’ll walk you through how to start an LLC in Indiana.

How to Start an LLC in Indiana

In this guide, we’ll cover the five principal phases of getting an LLC in Indiana up and running in the Hoosier State. By following this guide, you’ll be ready to open up shop in no time — at a surprisingly low cost. Once you’ve formed your new Indiana LLC, you can focus on growing your business. Let’s dive in.

Creating an LLC in Indiana requires filing Articles of Organization with the Indiana Secretary of State. To help make your life easier, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide. Along the way, we’ll also show you how our various services can help. Now let’s walk you through how to start an LLC in Indiana.

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Post-Formation Steps

Biennal Reporting Requirement

Every Indiana LLC (and foreign LLCs doing business in Indiana) must file a biennial Business Entity Report with the Indiana Secretary of State business services division. The biennial report contains basic information like your LLC’s name, filing date, and registered agent information. 

You’ll need to submit your report every other year in the anniversary month of your business’s formation. For example, if you created your LLC on Aug. 13, 2020, you would need to file your biennial report in August of every even year (2022, 2024, etc.). Similarly, if you registered a foreign LLC with the secretary of state business services division in 2020, you biennial report will be due in 2022, 2024 and etc. There are separate fees for filing online or by mail.

We can help you with your Business Entity Report in a couple of ways. First, our annual report service will help you file your Business Entity Report. Second, our Worry Free Compliance service not only helps with filing your report, but also sends you other important compliance reminders and helps you with two amendment filings each year.

Open a Bank Account After Getting an EIN

Once you’ve secured an EIN, you’ll be able to open a business bank account. Having separate accounts for your business and your personal banking is critical for sorting out your finances at tax time. It also helps you avoid commingling funds. Commingling funds can not only make your taxes more difficult, but it could also be used against you if someone takes you to court to challenge whether you and your LLC are truly separate entities (i.e., they want to sue you for not just your business assets, but also your personal assets).

We offer a discounted bank account for your new business. This allows for unlimited transactions, online banking, a debit card, and more. When you want to authorize others in your business to use the account, we offer a banking resolution template to simplify the process.

For further help managing your new business’s finances, try ZenBusiness Money. It can help you create invoices, receive payments, transfer money, and manage clients all in one place. 

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