IRS 990s for most organizations are due on May 15! Don’t miss the deadline.

Requirements for Indiana Nonprofit Organizations

Start & Grow Your Indiana Nonprofit Organization

Throughout all 50 states, nonprofit organizations are working hard to improve communities and people’s lives. For many years, Indiana’s nonprofit grants have helped create opportunities throughout the “Hoosier State.” So whether you’re attracted to Indianapolis’ urban landscape, the rolling hills of Fort Wayne, or the small towns scattered throughout the state, there’s a place for your nonprofit startup in Indiana!

Indiana Nonprofit Filing Requirements

If you think that Indiana may be the perfect place to launch a 501c3 nonprofit startup, take some time to explore our resources, links, and documents that explain all of the Indiana nonprofit filing requirements you’ll need to meet for your filing application.



Articles of Incorporation

Business Entity Search



Average Processing Time

15-20 Business Days

Electronic Filing?


Charity Registration

State Requirement?


Charity Registration Search



Renewal Requirement?


990 EZ Requirement?


Annual Report

State Requirement?



Within 90 days of incorporating with the state; (then) Biennially (Every 2 years)



Other Exemptions

State Income Tax

Must file – no fee for 3500a

Sales Tax Exemption

Not exempt

Tax Returns

All organizations (except those classified as churches) are required to file an annual 990 form (990N, 990EZ, 990, or 990PF) to be exempt from Income Tax.

The 990 return is due on the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the organization’s fiscal year.

Failure to file for 3 consecutive years could cause your organization to lose tax-exempt status.

Facts and Figures for Indiana Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofits are offering vital services throughout the state. Indiana’s nonprofit grants have helped create nonprofits operating within government, the environment, healthcare and wellness, social programs, animal welfare, childhood and adult education, music and the arts, services for veterans and the disabled, and many more. 

Within the state of Indiana, nonprofit organizations total nearly 33,000 and employ over 230,000 residents. Notable nonprofits include the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sycamore Land Trust, and the Indiana Association of United Ways. 

Nonprofit Filing Requirements for Indiana

Every nonprofit organization in Indiana needs to file annual reports. Specific requirements may vary, but nonprofits must typically provide contact details, the names of all Board members, and information about the entity responsible for the organization’s registration. Employee data may also be required by the Department of Labor, and state compliance regulations may require annual corporate reports.

The impact made by Indiana’s nonprofit grants is significant. If you’re an entrepreneur passionate about pursuing social change, then start learning more about launching a

nonprofit through BryteBridge. By exploring our Nonprofit Solutions resource center, you’ll have access to the tools you’ll need to succeed. Contact us when you have questions or are ready to submit your materials to meet Indiana’s nonprofit filing requirements.

We look forward to helping you achieve and exceed your nonprofit goals!

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