What Is a Business Entity Report?
In Indiana, a business entity report (also known as a biennial report) is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every two years to update your business information, including:
- Principal office address
- Registered agent name and address
- Names and addresses of governing persons (i.e., members, managers, directors, or officers)
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Indiana. This allows creditors and other interested parties to look up your business address in case they need to contact you. The government uses this information to track the payment of your LLC state taxes.
How Do I File a Business Entity Report?
You can file your Indiana LLC business entity report with the Secretary of State. You must create an account with the INBiz portal in order to file online.
OPTION 1: File Online With Indiana INBiz
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OPTION 2: File Form 48725 by Mail
Fee: $32 online, $50 by mail
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Due Date: Indiana LLC business entity reports are due every second year at the end of your LLC’s anniversary month (i.e., the month you initially registered the LLC in).
Late Filings: While there are no late filing fees, failure to file a business entity report could result in the dissolution of your Indiana LLC.
Should I Use a Registered Agent Service?
A registered agent is a person or business nominated by your company to officially receive and send papers on your behalf. By using a registered agent service, you can ensure that your LLC's reports are always filed on time to the appropriate government agency. Here are the three main advantages to using a registered agent service for your LLC:
- Avoid late filing penalties: The Secretary of State can dissolve an Indiana LLC if it does not file a business entity report. A registered agent service will notify you when reports are due, and they can also submit the filing for you for an additional fee.
- Gain flexibility: A registered agent service can receive and send documents for your LLC during regular business hours so that you don’t have to be on the job from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week. You can also use a registered agent service to form an LLC in other states where you don't already have an established business presence.
- Maintain privacy: Using a registered agent service allows you to keep your personal address off of public records, ensuring your privacy. Additionally, if someone sues your LLC, the lawsuit will be served to the registered agent’s address rather than your place of business.
Learn more about getting an Indiana registered agent by reading our guide.