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Forming a Corporation in Iowa

Iowa State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases no two states are the same. Due to that, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Io State Corp Filing. If your state of choice corporation is Iowa, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from out part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Iowa Secretary State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents. Also, we can help you with written consents and annual report preparation and filing.

Iowa Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Iowa, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Iowa State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Iowa’s requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be in corporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Iowa and require special approval. They include:

  • Engineer
  • Survey

Iowa State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Iowa requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: On Average, it takes between 7 to 10 business days.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. In addition to that, the directors must be at least 18 years old.

Annual Reports

All Iowa Corporations must file a biennial report with the Iowa Secretary of State before April 1 on even numbered calendar years.

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