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Iowa Biennial Report Filing Instructions

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Iowa Biennial Report Fee Schedule
Business Type Cost Due Date How to File
Iowa has biennial reports for all business entities. You file every other year.
Corporations $45 if filed online, $60 if filed by mail. April 1, every even numbered year. Online or Paper Form
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) $45 if filed online, $60 if filed by mail. April 1, every odd numbered year.
Nonprofit Corporations $0 April 1, every odd numbered year.
Limited Partnerships $45 if filed online, $60 if filed by mail.  April 1, every odd numbered year.
Late Fees: No late fees, however, if you’re more than couple months late, the state can dissolve your company or revoke its ability to do business in Iowa.

How To File Iowa Biennial Report

You really have two options for filing the Iowa biennial report: do it yourself or hire us.

  • Complete the Filing Yourself
    Idaho sends a postcard to your registered agent every other year with the entity information. If you are your own registered agent, locate the postcard and find the entity filing number and PIN number on the postcard; otherwise, if your registered agent is any good they’ll forward it to you. Visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s Iowa Biennial Report Filing Portal. Enter your filing number and PIN number from the postcard (if you don’t know where your postcard is, you can get a temporary code). On the annual report, confirm or update the following information where appropriate:

    • Company Name
    • Business Mailing Address
    • Name and address of your registered agent in Iowa
    • For corporations, name and address of at least one director and all officers
    • Signature of authorized person
  • Hire Us
    If you don’t want to deal with any of this, for $145 total, we’ll file your annual report and you can stop reading this page now.

What is the cost to file the Iowa biennial report?

If you file the biennial report online, the fee is $45. If you mail it in, you will pay $60. This applies to the following business types:

  • IA Corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign.
  • IA domestic and foreign LLCs and PLLCs.
  • IA domestic and foreign LPs and LLLPs.

Then others pay:

  • IA Cooperative Associations: $5
  • IA Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: $0
  • IA LLPs: No reports.
  • IA Charities: $0

How to file your Iowa biennial report:

Iowa business entities file reports with the Secretary of State every other year. These biennial reports can be filed by mail or online. Filing online is super simple. See the link below.

You will need your Iowa corporation number and pin number to access online filings or paper forms on the Iowa Secretary of State website. Find these numbers on your biennial report notice.

IA Charities must register and file annual reports with the Iowa Attorney General. You may find the forms on the AG website, at the link below.

When are Iowa biennial reports due?

Iowa profit corporations, including professional corporations and cooperative associations, file by April 1st of even numbered years.

LLCs, PLLCs, LPs, and Nonprofits in Iowa file by April 1st of odd numbered years.

IA Charities: 135 days after fiscal year end, typically May 15th.

Does Iowa have initial report requirements?


Late fees?

No late fees, but you are administratively dissolved or revoked in just a few months.

How do I get notified?

Iowa Secretary of State delivers a notice to your registered agent in Iowa in January of the year the biennial report is due. Northwest doesn’t let their Iowa clients forget a due date.

Who can file Iowa biennial reports?

Anyone with authority.

Are original signatures needed?



Iowa Secretary of State
Business Services Division
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-281-5204
Fax: 515-242-5953
Email: sos@sos.iowa.gov

Charitable Trust Registration
Iowa Attorney General’s Office
Hoover Bldg, Second Floor
1305 E. Walnut
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-281-5164
Email: charitabletrust@iowa.gov

Iowa Biennial Report Filing Service Includes:

  1. Instant annual compliance service for only $100 (plus state fees).
  2. Guaranteed professionally prepared and submitted Annual Report.
  3. Guaranteed not to miss your Annual Report deadline.
  4. No hassles, no worries, no hidden fees, no kidding.
  5. And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.
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