Incorporating Iowa Corporations
What is an Iowa corporation?
Iowa corporations are separate legal entities established by the shareholders. The shareholders elect to have an incorporator make the action to incorporate an Iowa corporation to create a separate entity from them personally.
How much do Iowa corporations cost?
An Iowa corporation will cost $50 to file the articles of incorporation.
How to form Iowa corporations:
It will take the Iowa Secretary of State 1 or 2 business days to process your IA corporation articles of incorporation if you mail the paper form. Faxing is even faster and Iowa often completes faxed filings the same day.
If you need a federal tax ID number, that can be obtained online immediately with the IRS.
How are Iowa corporations regulated?
Iowa Corporations are governed by Iowa Code Statutes – Title XII, Subtitle 2, Chapter 490, Business Corporations.
Iowa corporations require:
Iowa doesn’t have an articles of incorporation form you can file. The basic IA articles of incorporation requirements are:
You can draft the articles yourself and use our free Iowa corporate tools we provide in your online account, or you can pay our $100 incorporating Iowa service fee and we'll do it for you. When you pay us to form your Iowa corporation, your money actually goes back into the local community. Why? Because we actually run a business in Iowa, just like you.
When we incorporate an Iowa corporation, Our incorporating Iowa service includes:
Total incorporating Iowa package for only $275 to form an Iowa corporation, and that includes the state filing fees.
Northwest Registered Agent, LLC.
Des Moines, IA 50309