News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 16, 2013

Secretary of State office to implement technology upgrades


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced technology upgrades to her office’s customer services, including an online tool to allow Hoosier businesses to receive email notices when it is time to file business reports.

All Indiana businesses are encouraged to update their email address with the secretary’s office immediately, as paper reminders are being phased out for business entity reports. The change may save as much as $100,000 a year, allowing Indiana to continue to have some of the lowest business filing fees in the country.

All businesses are required to file a Business Entity Report with the Secretary of State’s office. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, email reminders will replace paper reminder. Businesses that wish to continue receiving reminders to file their report should update their email address immediately at www.in.gov/sos.

“Indiana was one of the first states to allow businesses to register and file their business entity reports online,” Lawson said.

For-profit corporations and limited liability companies (domestic and foreign) are required to file biennial reports. The filing fee is $30, due during the month the entity was formed. Nonprofit corporations (domestic and foreign) are required to file annual reports. The filing fee is $10, due during the month the entity was formed. Failure to pay a business entity report will result in the business being administratively dissolved or revoked.

All business entity reports may be filed online at www.in.gov/sos/business/

3672.htm. This will include a discounted filing fee.