Indiana Secretary of State Reinstatment

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

All nonprofit organizations in Indiana have a responsibility to file regular business entity reports with the Indiana Secretary of State.* Failure to file these reports may lead to your organization being administratively dissolved.  An organization that has been administratively dissolved is prevented from carrying on any business.  In order to be reinstated an organization must perform the following steps.

1.      Complete Form AD-19, Affidavit for Reinstatement of Domestic Corporation and Form ROC-1, Correct/Change of Responsible Officer Information to obtain a Certificate of Clearance from the Indiana Department of Revenue. 

2.      The Certificate of Clearance will be mailed to you by the Indiana Department of Revenue in approximately 4 weeks.

3.      Complete Form 4160, Application of Reinstatement. You must have a Certificate of Clearance from the Indiana Department of Revenue before the Application for Reinstatement can be filed.  There is a $30 reinstatement fee required with this form.

4.      Complete Form 48725, Indiana Business Entity Report and pay the required filing fees for all years owed.  It is not necessary to complete a separate form for each filing year owed; however, you must pay the filing fee for each year and complete the most current form.

5.      Mail the Certificate of Clearance, Application for Reinstatement and Business Entity Report, along with the required fees noted in 3 and 4 above to the Indiana Secretary of State.  All four of these must be mailed together. 

As a final step, be sure to file all future required Business Entity Reports so that your organization is not administratively dissolved again.

To find out the status of your organization go to and click on file now.  The business search section allows you to look up your organization.

*See our blog, Nonprofit Business Entity Report Change, on changes to nonprofit requirements.

Posted by: Carrie Minnich, CPA

Posted in Mission Minded Nonprofits

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