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Start a Business in Iowa, USA

Iowa Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation
Iowa LLC Formation

Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri River and Big Sioux River to the west. It is bordered by six states: Wisconsin to the Northeast, Illinois to the East and Southeast, Missouri to the South, Nebraska to the West, South Dakota to the Northwest, and Minnesota to the North.

Iowa has a total area of 56,271 square miles (145,743 km²).

In 2019, the real GDP of Iowa was about 173.69 billion U.S. dollars. The GDP per capita of Iowa was $55,051 in 2019.

The top industries in Iowa are healthcare and social services (15.7%); wholesale and retail trade (14.5%); manufacturing (13.1%); and education (12.9%). The largest concentration of potential available labor is employed within the professional, paraprofessional, and technical occupational category (32%).

Iowa, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for offshore company in Iowa, USA

  • Business-friendly state
  • Lowest cost of doing business
  • No Personal Property Tax
  • Federal deductibility
  • Productive, well-educated, and professional labor force

Iowa LLC Formation and Iowa Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

  Limited Liability Company (LLC) Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

Business entities in Iowa are all subjected to the corporate tax rate of 12%

Company Name

The name of LLCs must conclude with the words “Limited Liability Company,” “LLC,” “L.L.C,” “Limited Company,” “Ltd. Co.,” “LC” or “L.C.”

The name must be different from any names of the domestic or foreign LLCs or any exclusive right names that are reserved or registered at the time.

The name of corporations must conclude with the words “Corporation,” “Incorporated,” “Company,” “Limited” or the abbreviation “Corp.,” “Inc.,” “Co.,” “Ltd.” or words or abbreviation of like import in another language.

The name must be different from any names of the domestic or foreign corporations or any exclusive right names that are reserved or registered at the time.

Board of Directors

Minimum one manager & member are required

Addresses and ages of the managers/members are not required

In the Certificate of Organization, the addresses, and names of the managers/members are not required to be listed

Minimum one director & shareholder are required

Addresses of the directors/shareholders are not required

Director must be at the minimum age of 18 years old

In the Articles of Incorporation, the addresses, and names of the directors/shareholders are required to be listed.

Other requirement

Biennial Report: For Iowa LLCs, a biennial report is needed to be file due between January 1st and April 1st of the first odd-numbered year.

LLCs in Iowa require to have the state tax identification number

Registered Agent: The registered agent of the LLC must provide the name, physical address, and normal business hours in the case of receiving government notices.

There is no need for the state tax identification number in Iowa.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is a must-have for LLCs that have employees and is required by the US banks when it comes to open business bank account matters.

Biennial Report: For Iowa corporations, a biennial report is needed to be file due between January 1st and April 1st of the first even-numbered year.

Stock: The Articles of Incorporation must include the authorized shares and par value.

There is no need for the state tax identification number in Iowa

Registered Agent: The registered agent of the corporation must provide the name, physical address, and normal business hours in the case of receiving government notices.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is a must-have for corporations that have employees and is required by the US banks when it comes to open business bank account matters.

4 Easy Steps to Starting a Business in Iowa, USA

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any)

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

  • Credit/Debit card (Amex, Mastercard, Visa)
  • PayPal
  • Wire transfer
Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Iowa is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

How much does it cost to set up an LLC in Iowa, USA?

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Limited Liability Company (LLC) From US$ 599
Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp) From US$ 599

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Set Up Company in Iowa (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 12%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 12%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Iowa Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate an Iowa company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 300, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 200

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Iowa Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate an Iowa company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 300, including

  • Government Filing cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 200

Download forms - Set Up Company in Iowa (USA)

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
Iowa (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 486.60 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:32 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Iowa (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Iowa (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Iowa LLC Rate card
PDF | 484.31 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:31 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Iowa LLC

Iowa LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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