Documentation Needed to Open a Business Checking Account

If you own a Sole Proprietorship, you'll need the following

  • Social Security Number of Sole Proprietor
  • Certificate of Assumed Business Name from county Recorder’s office
  • Valid government issued photo identification of owner

Partnerships require the following:

  • Federal Tax ID number of Partnership (TIN/EIN)
  • Secretary of State of Indiana Certificate of Existence  and/or Certificate of Assumed Business Name registered with the County Recorder’s office in the county it conducts business
  • Complete Certification of Beneficial Owner(s) for each owner of 25% or more
  • At least one valid government issued photo identification of partner/signer that will have access to the account (must ultimately collect for all account signers)
  • Partnership Agreement and/or Certificate of Partnership

Limited Liability Companies (LLC) need to have:

  • Federal Tax ID Number of LLC or Social Security Number of Single Member LLC
  • Secretary of State of Indiana Certificate of Existence
  • Complete Certification of Beneficial Owner(s) for each owner of 25% or more
  • At least ONE valid government issued photo identification of signer that will have access to the account (must ultimately collect for all account signers)
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement for Multi-Member LLC

Corporations are required to supply:

  • Federal Tax ID Number of Corporation (TIN/EIN)
  • Certificate of Existence from the Secretary of State of Indiana
  • Complete Certification of Beneficial Owner(s) for each owner of 25% or more
  • At least one valid government issued photo identification of signer that will have access to the account (must ultimately collect for all account signers)
  • Articles of Incorporation

Not-For-Profit Organizations and Associations need:

  • Federal Tax ID Number of Organization
  • Certificate of Existence found at Secretary of State of Indiana
  • At least one valid government-issued photo identification of signer who will have access to the account (must ultimately collect for all account signers)
  • Board/Officers meeting minutes indicating directive to open account (Letter form)
  • By-Laws or Resolution of Governing Rules and/or Letter of Authority naming officers who are authorized to open an account