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Starting an Iowa LLC

Unlike most states, Iowa does not charge extra for expedited processing for your Iowa LLC. But how much does everything else cost, and how long is the whole process? Here’s what you need to know:
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Before you start

You'll have to provide some basic information so we can help you form your LLC in iowa. Here's what your state needs to know:
The name of your business
Your business address
Who's forming and managing your LLC
Your industry
A short statement of purpose

Running an Iowa LLC

We’ll explain how to start running your Iowa LLC. These are the next few steps to take:
Step 1. Find a Registered Agent
Iowa mandates you to maintain a Registered Agent and office to make sure you receive all your important paperwork.
Step 2. Get an EIN
An Employer Identification Number helps identify your Iowa LLC. It does not expire.
Step 3. Prepare an Operating Agreement
When you form an Iowa LLC, you’ll want to note what the purpose of your LLC is. In Iowa, your LLC Operating Agreement can be both written and verbal.
Step 4. Summon a Meeting
You can make sure you and your LLC members are on the same page on how to run your Iowa LLC by holding an organizational meeting. Iowa doesn’t list any mandatory items to cover.
Step 5. Send in an Initial Report
An Initial Report provides details about your Iowa LLC officers and type of business. Iowa doesn’t require this form but it’s fairly simple to fill out.