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Iowa Biennial Report Service & Filing Instructions

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Every Iowa corporation, LLC, nonprofit, and LP must file an Iowa Biennial Report every two years with the Iowa Secretary of State, Business Services. Here you will find easy-to-follow directions on how to file the Iowa Biennial Report yourself. Plus, we include due dates, filing fees, required information, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your Iowa Biennial Report

To successfully file your Iowa Biennial Report, you’ll need to complete the following steps:

  1. Determine your business’s due date and filing fee.
  2. Complete the annual report online OR print a paper form.
  3. File your report and fee with the Iowa Secretary of State.


Iowa Biennial Report Due Dates and Fees

Iowa Biennial Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic


April 1, even numbered years

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic

$30 online filing

$45 paper filing

April 1, odd numbered years

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


April 1, odd numbered years

Online or Paper Form

LPs – foreign and domestic


April 1, odd numbered years

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: Iowa doesn’t charge late fees for failing to file a biennial report; however, your business may be administratively dissolved or revoked if no report is submitted within 60 days following your due date.

Filing Your Iowa Biennial Report

The Iowa Biennial Report can be filed online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit Iowa’s Fast Track Filing System.

  • You can log in using your Fast Track username and password, create a new account by clicking “Sign Up,” OR choose to file without logging in at all.

To File Online OR With a Paper Form (using a login):

  • Once you are successfully logged in, click “File A Document” under the heading “Business Filings.”
  • Then, click “Biennial Report” under the heading “Existing Businesses.”
  • A box will appear asking for your business name and to indicate if you would like a paper form.
  • After you’ve entered in your information, click the “Search” button.
  • Select your business from the search results. This will immediately begin the filing process.

To File Online OR With a Paper Form (no login):

  • On the Fast Track Filing homepage, select the “Click here to file biennial report (no account required)” link.
  • A box will appear prompting you to enter your business name. If you want to print a paper form, click “yes” next to the “Paper Filing” button.
  • After you’ve entered your information, click the “Search” button.
  • Select your business from the search results and begin the filing process.

The following is a list of all the information you’ll need to include, update, and/or verify on your Iowa Biennial Report:

  • Business name.

  • Registered agent name and address. You can’t change this information on a biennial report. If you need to update your Iowa Registered Agent, you’ll need to file a Statement of Change of Registered Office And/Or Registered Agent form. There is no filing fee.

  • Principal address.

  • Foreign business information: state you initially formed your company in.

  • Names/address of the president, secretary, treasurer, and at least one member of the board of directors – corporations only.

  • Signature/title of the person filing the biennial report.

When you reach the “final review” page, you will have the option of printing your form OR submitting online. If you choose to file online, you must pay the filing fee with a credit card. Mailed submissions must include a check or money order.

Are you looking for an easy and accurate way of filing your biennial report? Want to avoid potential penalties? Hire Northwest Registered Agent to file your Iowa Biennial Report for you! We’ve got you covered!

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How Our Iowa Biennial Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your biennial report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $160 total.

  • You can sign up for this service by itself or add it to an existing service inside your client account. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Iowa LLC, Iowa corporation or Iowa nonprofit.
  • Once you’re signed up for our business renewal service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred payment method five days later.

Biennial Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Iowa Biennial Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our biennial report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours on the report form.
  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.
  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.
  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

Iowa Biennial Report FAQ

Are there initial reports in Iowa?

No, Iowa does not require businesses to file an initial report.

When is my first Iowa Biennial Report due?

Your first Iowa Biennial Report will be due April 1 the first odd or even numbered year AFTER you form your business. So, lets say you own a corporation that was formed on April 25, 2020. This means your first Iowa Biennial Report won’t be filed until April 1, 2022. But, if you formed any other entity (nonprofit, LLC, or LP) on April 25, 2020, then your first Iowa Biennial Report must be filed by April 1, 2021.

Are there late fees or penalties if I don’t file my Iowa Biennial Report?

Iowa won’t charge you a late fee for failing to file an Iowa Biennial Report; however, your business may be administratively dissolved or revoked if no report is filed within 60 days following your due date.

How long does Iowa Biennial Report processing take?

Online filings are processed immediately. Mailed filings take 7-14 business days.

Who can file an Iowa Biennial Report?

Once you start a business in Iowa, any authorized person may file the Iowa Biennial Report. An authorized person is someone your business permits to act on its behalf. This could be someone within the business (such as a director or manager), or someone outside of the business that you hire to file your report. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we complete and file your Iowa Biennial Report for you.

Do Iowa Biennial Reports need original signatures?

No, Iowa Biennial Reports can be submitted with electronic signatures and/or copies of original documents.

Where can I get more information about the State of Iowa Biennial Report filing?

Iowa Secretary of State
Business Services
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
T: (515) 281-5204
Fax: (515) 242-5953

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