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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2010
Secretary Rokita says new online features decrease filing fees for businesses; helps streamline government operations
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita unveiled the latest effort by his office to harness the advantages of technology by adding a new tool to the Business Services Division’s Web page to allow businesses to file more transactions online at www.sos.in.gov/business.
“Currently, businesses are able to register and file some of their paperwork online via the Business Services Division’s website,” Secretary Rokita said. “Now, entities can file many more transactions including amendments, dissolutions and changes of registered agents online. By opting to use the new Web features to file these updates with our office, businesses will be able to ensure accurate information is filed, instantly receive confirmation of the filing and save money.”
According to state statute, businesses formed in Indiana or that conduct business in the state must file an entity report every two years (every year for a non-profit entity). However, many times businesses undergo changes requiring updates to their contact information. By utilizing this online feature, businesses can immediately update their information eliminating the worry about missing filing deadlines.
In addition to saving time, utilizing the online feature will also save businesses money in filing fees. For example, the fee for filing Articles of Amendment is now decreased from $30 to $20. Filing a reservation for exclusive use of an entity name online also drops the cost from $20 to $10.
Business Services Director Liz Keele noted this new application will continue easing the filing process on business administrators and meet the growing expectations of businesses to complete transactions via the Internet. According to a report by the division, from January to July 2010 more than 83 percent of Indiana businesses filed their formation documents online.
“With this new transaction portal, a business in Evansville, Richmond, South Bend or even out of state can file a transaction as quickly and easily as someone in Indianapolis,” Keele said. “We offer services to a global network of businesses seamlessly with these online features.”
Businesses can visit, www.sos.in.gov/business to file supplemental filings online or learn more about the filing process.
Media Contact: Jim Gavin, jgavin@sos.IN.gov,317-233-8655