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Below is a brief description of the various forms in which a business may organize under Indiana law. Caveat : Formally organizing a business carries both great advantages and legal consequences. Care should be taken when deciding which business form to utilize and while operating the venture. The Corporations Division is eager to help, but cannot offer legal advice. It is strongly suggested that an attorney be contacted for additional guidance.

Informal Associations :

The following informal business associations DO NOT require filing with the Indiana Secretary of State:


Formal Associations :

The following formal business associations require the filing of organizational documents with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State:


Domestic and Foreign

For the purposes of business entity filings, Domestic refers to an entity formed in the State of Indiana . Foreign refers to an entity formed in another state that is registering to do business in Indiana .