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Do I need a lawyer to Incorporate in Iowa?

The short answer is no.  The state of Iowa does not legally require a lawyer to form an Iowa Corporationmore...

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Incorporate in Iowa?

You are not legally required to reserve a Company Name for a new Iowa Corporation before you submit your application to Incorporate in Iowa.  more...

What if the Iowa Corporation Name I want is already taken?

If the Name you have chosen for your new Iowa Corporation is already in use by a currently active Iowa Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Corporation Name, then you will have to register a DBA Name with the county recorder in each Iowa county in which you want to do business. "DBA" is an abbreviation for "Doing Business As."

We verify that the Name you have chose for your new Iowa Corporation is available before we submit your Incorporation filing to the Iowa Secretary of State.  If necessary we can register a DBA Name in Iowa for you so that you can open your new Iowa business as quickly as possible.

What do I have to do to Incorporate in Iowa?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Iowa.
  1. Choose a name for your Iowa Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Iowa Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Iowa Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Iowa Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Iowa Corporation to be taxed
  6. File Articles of Incorporation with the Iowa Secretary of State
  7. Get a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  8. Issue Stock Certificates to the Initial Shareholders

What do I have to do after I form my Iowa Corporation?

6 things you have to do after you Incorporate in Iowa.
  1. Conduct an initial Meeting of the Board of Directors and adopt Corporate Bylaws
  2. Open a Business Bank Account in Iowa for your IA Corporation
  3. Obtain Business Licenses from the cities and counties in which you plan to do business
  4. Hold Meetings of Shareholders and Directors of each year.
  5. File the required Iowa Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Iowa Corporation on file

What information do I need in order to Incorporate in Iowa?

In order to Incorporate in Iowa you'll need certain specific information about your new Company including the Corporation name and address; and Registered Agent information.

How long does it take to Incorporate in Iowa?

Processing times for new Iowa Corporation applications vary depending on the work load of the Secretary of State's staff.  We've found that normal processing of new Iowa Articles of Incorporation takes the state around 5-7 business days.  Add 2-3 days for the time period for shipping the final documents by mail.  Choosing our Express Mail option can shave a couple of days off the total processing time for your Iowa LLC.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Iowa Secretary of State.

In our experience 5-7 business days is the time it usually takes the Iowa Secretary of State to process a new Iowa Corporation application. We get your Iowa Corporation application to the IA Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Iowa Corporation application process.

Are there any Expedited Processing Options for new IA Corporation Filings?

The Iowa Secretary of State does not offer any expedited filing options for new Iowa Corporation filings.

How much does it cost to Incorporate in Iowa?

The state of Iowa charges $57.00 to Incorporate in IA.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you Incorporate in Iowa our processing fees are $125.00.  This includes:
  • Same day processing in of your new Iowa Corporation order
  • IA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Iowa Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles
  • Iowa Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support

What is a Iowa Professional Corporation?

Generally, if you are required to obtain some kind of license before you can market your skills in the state of Iowa then you will most likely need to form a Iowa Professional Corporationmore...

Iowa Foreign Corporation Qualification

You want to do business in the state of Iowa but are registered as a Domestic Corporation in another state.  In order to legally conduct business in the state of Iowa you must register with the Iowa Secretary of State as an Iowa Foreign Corporation. more...
For $125 our Iowa Incorporation services include:
 Same day processing   explain
 IA Name Check and Reservation
 Prepare Articles of Incorporation
 File Articles of Incorporation
 Certified Copies of Articles
 IA Corporation Checklist
 Priority Mail Delivery
 Unlimited Customer Support
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 Express Mail $50   explain
 S-Corporation Election $30   explain
 IA Registered Agent $135   explain
 Customized Bylaws $75   explain
 IA Good Standing Certificate $33   explain
 Federal EIN $65   explain
 IA Corporation Kit and Seal $75   explain
 Business License Research $150   explain
Processing fees $125.00
Iowa incorporation fees $57.00
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Total cost $182.00
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  • We start processing your Iowa Corporation order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Iowa Secretary of State in the quickest possible way.  If we receive your order before noon Iowa time we will submit your Iowa Corporation application to the Secretary of State on the same day we receive it.
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Iowa Incorporation services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping businesses Incorporate in Iowa for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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