The following table sets forth a comprehensive summary of this state’s LLC laws, filing requirements, taxation and more.

Keep in mind though, that the information in this table is subject to the whim of each state’s lawmakers, so the information is constantly changing.

It’s a good idea to do a reality check with the Secretary of State’s office to confirm that the information is still current.

Secretary of State Contact Information Business Services Division
Office of the Secretary of State
1st Floor, Lucas Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
(515) 281-5204
LLC Filing and Assistance Website Address www.sos.state.ia.us
LLC Filing Fees The fee for filing Articles of Organization is $50. Foreign LLCs must file an Application for Certificate of Registration along with the fee of $100.
LLC Name Reservation Information and Fees Iowa incorporators may reserve a name by filing an Application to Reserve LLC name and paying a $10 fee. The name reservation remains effective for 120 days. To search available names visit the Secretary of State’ s website.
Link to Get LLC Formation Forms www.sos.state.ia.us/business/form.html
Periodic LLC Reporting Requirements Iowa LLCs and qualified foreign LLCs must file a biennial corporate report with the Secretary of State. Reports are due between January and April 1 of even-numbered years following the year of incorporation. The report filing fee is $45.
Link to Get LLC Tax Forms www.state.ia.us/tax/forms/loadform.html
Additional Information Iowa’ s Department of Revenue & Finance publishes an informative guide to starting a business in Iowa at www.state.ia.us
LLC Tax Summary Most LLCs must file an Iowa Partnership Return (Form IA-1065), but are not required to pay state income tax. LLCs classified as corporations for federal tax purposes must file an Iowa Corporation Return (Form IA 1120)
LLC Statute Title XII, Chapter 490A of the Iowa Code

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