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What is an 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...

What are the advantages of an Iowa Professional Corporation?

Iowa Professional Corporations are commonly formed by a group of licensed Professionals who want to open a joint practice.   The main advantage of Forming an Iowa Professional Corporation is that malpractice by one of the Professionals will not be held against the other Professionals if they we're not involved in the malpractice.

Do I need a lawyer to Form a Professional Corporation in Iowa?

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

Do I have to Reserve a Company Name before I Form a Professional Corporation in Iowa?

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

Whether or not you need to reserve a company name for your new Iowa Professional Corporation depends entirely on your business situation.  The Iowa Secretary of State uses names on a first come first served basis.  So if you think that someone may snatch the Company Name that you have in mind, you may want to reserve that Iowa Company Name.

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

If the Name you have chosen for your new Iowa Professional Corporation is already in use by a currently active Iowa Corporation or LLC, and you still want to use that Professional 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 Professional 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.

Are there any Company Name restrictions for an IA Professional Corporation?

An Iowa Professional Corporation corporate name must comply with all laws and regulations for regular Iowa Corporation corporate names.

In addition, an Iowa Professional Corporation corporate name may not contain any language stating or implying that it is incorporated for a purpose other than that authorized by its Articles of Incorporation.

An Iowa Professional Corporation corporate name must also conform with the name regulations of any applicable Iowa Professinal licensing board.

The corporate name of an Iowa Professional Corporation must contain the words Professional Corporation or the abbreviation P.C.

What do I have to do to Form a Professional Corporation in Iowa?

8 things you have to do in order to Incorporate in Iowa.
  1. Choose a name for your Iowa Professional Corporation
  2. Select an official address and a Registered Agent for your Iowa Professional Corporation
  3. Choose a Board of Directors for your Iowa Professional Corporation
  4. Decide who will be Officers for your Iowa Professional Corporation
  5. Determine how you want your Iowa Professional 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
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What do I have to do after I form my Iowa Professional 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 Professional Corporation reports
  6.  Keep proper records of your Iowa Professional Corporation on file
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What information do I need in order to Form a Professional Corporation 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.
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How long does it take to Form a Professional Corporation in Iowa?

Processing times for new Iowa Professional 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 2 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.
PLEASE NOTE: WE CANNOT GUARANTEE IOWA SECRETARY OF STATE PROCESSING TIMES.
We are dependent on, and have no control over, the staff and systems of the Iowa Secretary of State.

In our experience 2 business days is the time it usually takes the Iowa Secretary of State to process a new Iowa Professional Corporation application. We get your Iowa Professional Corporation application to the IA Secretary of State ASAP. Once it is at the state we have no control over the new Iowa Professional 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 a Profesional Corporation.  This is the cost of filing and getting a Certified Copy of your Articles of Incorporation from the IA Secretary of State.  If you choose All Business Documemnts to help you form your Professional Corporation in Iowa our processing fees are $125.00.  We start processing your new Iowa Professional Corporation order as soon as we get it.

Total cost includes:
  • IA Name Check and Reservation
  • Prepare Articles of Incorporation
  • File Articles of Incorporation with the Iowa Secretary of State
  • Certified Copies of Articles of Incorporation
  • Iowa Professional Corporation Checklist
  • Priority Mail Delivery
  • Unlimited Customer Support
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For $125 our Iowa Professional Corporation services include:
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 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
ADDITIONAL IOWA
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 Express Mail $60   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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OUR ADVANTAGE
  • We start processing your Iowa Professional 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 Professional 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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