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File your LLC’s Articles of Organization in Iowa using SunDoc Filings. We make daily trips to the Secretary of State office. Unlike other filing services, we handle all filings on an expedited basis. We never mail in your documents and we always have a live voice to help.
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Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your Iowa LLC's Articles of Organization by noon M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take at a few weeks to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail the document to the state yourself, like many filings services do, you will have to wait SEVERAL MONTHS. When the state is approves your document, they will issue a state entity number and a certified copy We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the certified copy via regular mail. FedEx is available for an additional fee.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Organization are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information. The Statement of Information, includes the business and mailing address of the entity, the names and addresses of the members, the agent for service of process, and a brief description of the business. When we send you the certified (filed) copy of the Articles of Organization, we will include a Statement of Information form. Add this to your order if you would like us to file it for you.
Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new Iowa LLC. Simply add it to your order or fill out our online EIN order form and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
Iowa LLC Kit: Our LLC Kits include a custom binder, 20 customized membership certificates, printed minutes, operating agreement, LLC seal embosser, and FedEx 2nd Day shipping. You can order the Iowa LLC kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page.
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Iowa LLC Formation Guidelines
The Limited Liability Company must contain the words must contain the words “Limited Company” or “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviation “L.C.” or “L.L.C.” An available name may be reserved for a 120 day period.
The limited liability company can be formed by one (1) or more individuals.
The limited liability company can be formed with one (1)or more members.
The period of duration of a limited liability company extends from the filing of the Articles of Organization until the latest date specified in the Articles of Organization for the company’s dissolution.
Record Keeping Requirements
The limited liability company must maintain an office, which may be but need not be a place of its business in Iowa or its registered office, where its records will be kept.
The Limited Liability Company must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Iowa.
The members of a limited liability company may adopt and maintain a separate operating agreement. The agreement may contain any provisions regarding the affairs and conduct of the business of the company to the extent such provisions are not inconsistent with the laws of Iowa or the Articles of Organization.
Submit to the Iowa Secretary of State one (1) executed copy of the Articles of Organization.
After its initial organization, a formal business association must continue to meet certain statutory requirements. Business Entity Reports must be filed biennially for for-profit entities. Business Entity Reports must be filed annually for nonprofit entities. Whenever the Registered Agent, Registered Agent's address, or Principal Office Address changes, a written notification must be given to the Secretary of State. (State form 26276) Although you have filed the appropriate documents with the Office of the Secretary of State, you should still contact the following:
Internal Revenue Service -- Registration: Businesses must obtain an an Employer Identification Number. You may obtain this number by filing Form SS-4 with the IRS. Employer Identification Number IRS Information Number (800) 829-1040. Forms (800) 829-3676. Or write: IRS, Cincinnati, OH 45999.
Indiana Department of Revenue: Indiana imposes various taxes on businesses. For more information contact the Indiana Department of Revenue Taxpayer Services Division, Withholding (317) 233-4016, Sales Tax (317)233-4015, Corporate Tax and General Information (317) 615-2662. Or visit Room N-105 Indiana Government Center North, 300 North Senate Avenue Indianapolis, IN. 46204 (located just west of the State House).
Department of Workforce Development: Businesses with employees have numerous responsibilities. An Employer's Desk Guide may be obtained by contacting the DWD at (317) 232-7436 or (800) 437-9136.
Iowa LLC Frequently Asked Questions