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Incorporating a Corporation in Indiana

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation as required by the state law and help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Name of Indiana corporation must be distinguishable from the name of  with any existing entity, reserved, registered or fictitious names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Indiana's standards.

Permitted designations: Indiana corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Articles of Incorporation.

Turnaround time: 3-5 business days.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: at least one director is required.

Director qualifications: No special provisions.

Appearance in articles: Required. 


Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation's principal office may be located outside of the state. Local registered agent is required.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Biennial Business Entity Report must be filed before end of the month that marks the anniversary of incorporation. The state fee for this report is $30.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign biennial reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

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