Indiana Articles of Incorporation

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Indiana articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.

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Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Form:

Articles of Incorporation 4159

Filing method:

Mail, in-person or online

Agency fee:

$100

Turnaround:

~15 minutes online. ~24 hours in-person. ~5-7 business days by mail.

Law:

Indiana Code - Title 23: Business and Other Associations - Article 1: Indiana Business Corporation Law

Notes:

Submit the original and one copy.



Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.

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Other Helpful Indiana Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Indiana. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.


Indiana Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws fix a different number. No less than one third.

Indiana Officers

  • As stated in the bylaws, but a minimum of one. One person may hold multiple offices. One officer is required to be responsible for maintaining corporate records.

Indiana Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

Indiana Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes, unless directors are elected by written consent.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if enough shareholders consent to equal the number required to take action by vote.

Indiana Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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