Iowa LLC

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When you file an LLC ( Limited Liability Company ) with the secretary of state, you gain the advantages of limited liability for the entity's debts and obligations. An LLC combines aspects of partnerships and corporations, so it is less formal and more flexible than a typical corporation, yet offers protection and advantages that are almost the same.

File an LLC in Iowa

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You receive your completed filings.

Advantages of an LLC:

  • LLCs are easy to set up and maintain
  • Members are typically not liable for the debts of the LLC
  • Income and losses can be passed through to members as in a sole proprietorship or partnership
  • LLCs do not have the same corporate formalities as a corporation
  • An LLC has a flexible management and ownership structure
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Iowa Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Iowa requires all Limited Liability Companies to include the phrase 'Limited Liability Company' or the abbreviations 'L.L.C.' or 'LLC.' The state will also allow for Limited to be written as 'Ltd.' and Company to be written as 'Co.'
  • LLCs formed, or registered to do business in, Iowa must designate a registered agent. This agent must have a physical address in Iowa, and can either be a resident or a business authorized to operate in Iowa. The registered agent must be named in the articles of organization as well.
  • A biennial report must be filed by the LLC before a given due date. The Secretary of State will send the LLC a report, along with the due date, every two years.
  • The state generally completes filings within 2-3 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.

Incorporate In Iowa

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations or debts.

File a Corporation in Iowa

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You receive your completed filings.

Reasons to file a Iowa Corporation:

  • Separate yourself from the business and reduce your personal liability.
  • Potential tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • A C-Corporation has no limit on shareholders.
  • Shareholders are not required to be United States Citizens in a C-Corporation.
  • More professional business structure in the eyes of consumers.

Iowa Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not ask for a business address on the Articles of Incorporation.
  • The state generally completes filings within 2-3 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 1 week*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Iowa Non-Profit Corporation

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Business owners most commonly form a corporation to protect their personal assets from their business liabilities. A correctly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage and run the business without worrying that they could potentially lose their home, car and personal savings due to business obligations.

File a Non-Profit Corporation in Iowa

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Do it all in just 3 steps.

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We prepare the documents.

You receive your completed filings.

Reasons to file an Iowa Non profit Corporation:

  • A 501(c) organization, also known as a "non-profit", is an American tax-exempt non-profit organization.
  • There is a deduction, for federal income tax purposes, for some donors who make charitable contributions to most types of 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • There are 28 types of non-profit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.
  • When becoming a non-profit, you first must become incorporated as one in your state. Then the corporation can apply for the tax exempt status.
  • To accept money or donations for a qualifying entity (such as churches, charities & civic leagues), a nonprofit entity should be filed.

Iowa Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Iowa.
  • The state generally completes filings within 2-3 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 5 business days*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Iowa Professional Corporation

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If a corporation will be engaging in what your state might call professional services, then a "Professional Corporation" must be formed pursuant to certain statutory provisions. Professional services according to most states usually consists of services like medical services, legal services, accounting and financial services etc.

File a Professional Corporation in Iowa

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We prepare the documents.

You receive your completed filings.

Reasons to file an Iowa Professional Corporation:

  • Professional corporations (abbreviated as PC or P.C.) are corporate entities that are required by licensing boards, for such professionals as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians.
  • Legal regulations applying to professional corporations typically differ in important ways from other corporations.
  • Professional corporations may exist as part of a larger, corporate entity. For example, a law firm or medical practice might be organized as a partnership of several or many professional corporations.

Iowa Specific Filing Requirements:

  • The state does not require a business address located within Iowa.
  • The state generally completes filings within 2-3 weeks*, however with rush filing it takes about 5 business days*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.