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Form an Iowa LLC (Limited Liability Company)

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InCorp is the industry leader in providing top quality, low-cost services to create your new Corporation, Iowa Limited Liability Company (LLC), or any other form of business entity in all 50 U.S. states across the nation, including Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands!

What Is an LLC?

An Iowa Limited Liability Company or "LLC" is a type of business structure that blends various beneficial aspects of partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations into a comprehensive and flexible type of business framework that is used and preferred by many people who own and operate small businesses.

How Can Forming an Iowa Limited Liability Company Help Your Business?

  • Easy to Run

    The structure of the LLC was created around the idea of having the freedom to contract. This implies that the owners only need to agree amongst themselves as to how the company will operate, and this agreement can be held up in court. LLCs are not required by law to maintain annual board meetings, resolutions, amendments, or meeting minutes, as are corporations. In most states, owners of corporations that fail to comply with these requirements can lose the asset and liability protection typically provided by the corporate business structure, meaning owners can be held personally responsible for the corporation's acts. However, Nevada is an exception as corporate protection can only be compromised in the case of fraud, even if the other corporate procedures are not met. Again, your company's specific situation will help determine whether an LLC or a corporation is better suited for you.

  • Tax Advantages

    While an LLC legally separates itself from its owners (as corporations do), it can choose to be regulated similarly to a partnership for tax purposes. In this scenario, the LLC will not pay any tax itself; instead, the income would be filtered through to the owners in the same way it is with partnerships. The tax regulations regarding partnerships are more flexible than corporations, which allows for more maneuverability in tax planning. Businesses can search for creative ways to maximize the tax breaks they may qualify for. Each business's situation will be different and will dictate whether an LLC or a corporation is more advantageous when it comes to taxes.

  • Ability to Raise Capital

    When a business is structured as an LLC, it is easy and straightforward to add new owners (called members) to the company, and there are no limitations as to how many members can be added. The additional members/investors can include individuals, corporations, pension plans, and trusts, which are not required to reside within the same state. In addition, an LLC or corporation can be formed by its creators in a state they may not personally reside in themselves. For example, a company could be created as an LLC or corporation in the business-friendly state of Nevada without its founders ever having been there.

  • Liability and Asset Protection

    Lawsuits are a common occurrence in our modern society, and this is why it is more important than ever to build a legal barrier between yourself and your creditors. LLCs are entirely separate entities from the business owners themselves and therefore separate and protect them. There is no personal liability regarding any LLC debts, even if that debt is related to a contract or tort. The operating agreement has the ability to, for the most part, include any rules and procedures that the agreeing parties would like, and, when put into place, it can exist indefinitely, free of any maintenance. This initial drafting of the operating agreement is of the foremost importance because it needs to follow any state and IRS regulations so the LLC will be taxed as a partnership instead of a corporation.

  • Co-Owner Liability

    In all U.S. states, LLC owners (members) are not typically held personally liable for another co-owner's or employee's wrongdoings. Corporations also protect this type of personal liability, while partnerships and sole proprietorships do not.

    Suppose an LLC is held responsible for negligence or wrongful actions of an employee or another owner. In that case, it can have financial assets or property taken from it due to an unfavorable judgment against it. The innocent LLC members will not be held personally liable; however, the owner or employee who perpetrated the act can be held personally responsible for their actions.

Why choose InCorp Services to form your Iowa LLC?

  • Help Prevent Corporate Identity Theft

    EntityWatch® advises you of changes to help prevent corporate identity theft. Through EntityWatch®, the innovative and proprietary technology developed first by InCorp, our information system ties into most of the state databases to give you up-to-date information on the status of your entities including the filing status, the current registered agent, officers, and directors.

  • Consolidate Expenses

    For multi-state companies, you will receive a consolidated bill for all your business entities in every state hosted.

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  • Save Money

    For over 20 years we have provided top-tier service with one of the lowest prices in the industry and have only raised our prices one time (while many of our competitors raise their prices on their long-term clients yearly!) Our standard fee to Form your LLC is $99 and to serve as your Iowa registered agent is only $129 per state per year! And you can save even more when you choose multi-year registered agent service.

  • Fast Support and Service

    Over-the-counter expedited business document filing service are available for most states. Receive notification of all service of process forms in real-time and receive said service of process within 24-hours of receipt via Express Mail, facsimile, or email.

  • File Correctly with Expert Assistance

    Using InCorp grants you the choice of either filing online with our secure order system, or you can work with our experienced and knowledgeable staff to help with your incorporation or LLC formation. These options, along with our high-quality customer service and cutting-edge technology, are why InCorp is preferred amongst beginners starting in business and accounting and law firms for both LLC formation and registered agent services.

  • Registered Agent Service in Iowa & Nationwide

    Iowa limited liability companies, corporations, and other business entities are generally required by law to have a registered agent in order to be in compliance. InCorp is happy to provide these services to business owners.

    Take the initiative today to establish the legal protections the law allows for you and your business!

Still unsure whether to choose an LLC for your business?

Regardless of the business structure, it needs to be selected for the right reasons. Allow us to help you establish which one is the best choice for you!

In the process of starting a new business, it's necessary that you understand your options regarding creating a new LLC. By choosing InCorp, you can rely on the fact that our skillful and knowledgeable business specialists will help and guide you, step by step, through the whole process of registering with the state. Furthermore, we will ensure that you receive a thorough understanding of all that your business entity can do for you. In addition, we guarantee that we will beat out any competition's price for incorporating a business, LLC formation, or any other business services or products we provide to our clients.

Read our Why Should I Incorporate page or Compare Entity Types page for more information.

Iowa LLC Frequently Asked Questions

"LLC" and "Corporation" have many of the same characteristics. The most important characteristic they share is that they both offer limited liability protection to their owners. Typically, shareholders are not liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation; thus, creditors will not come knocking at the door of a shareholder to pay the debts of the corporation. In a partnership or sole proprietorship, the owner's personal assets may be used to pay debts of the business. With an LLC, the members are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. There are many important differences between the corporation and LLC. The entities are taxed differently. An LLC is a pass-through tax entity. This means that the income to the entity is not taxed at the entity level; however, the entity does complete a tax return. The income or loss as shown on this return is "passed through" the business entity to the individual shareholders or interest holders, and is reported on their individual tax returns. With a standard corporation, the corporation is a separately taxable entity. Corporations are treated as separate legal taxable entities for income tax purposes. Therefore, corporations pay tax on their earnings. If corporate earnings are distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends, the corporation does not receive the reasonable business expense deduction, and dividend income is taxed as regular income to the shareholders. Thus, to the extent that earnings are distributed to shareholders as dividends, there is a double tax on earnings at the corporate and shareholder level.

In terms of reporting income, they are quite similar. The LLC is somewhat less restrictive than the "S" corporation. There can be any number of members, and there are few restrictions on who those members may be. They are also a relatively new entity, so there is not as great a definitive body of tax rulings on them as there is with corporations.

Getting started is easier than you think! Click here to build and price your new LLC , or call us at 1-800-2INCORP (1-800-246-2677) today to speak with one of our consultants. We will give you a free consultation with no obligation to purchase!

We can begin today and in some cases (like Nevada), have your corporation formed within 24-hours. All states differ in the turnaround time of their processing of your corporation. However, through relations with the various state offices, we strive to maintain the fastest turn-around times in the industry. Call and speak with one of our consultants to obtain the average turn-around time for any given state.

In most cases, the answer is no. In most states, InCorp assigns itself as the "incorporator" and is able to file all of the paperwork without an officer's signature. Some states require the officer's signatures on the Articles of Incorporation. In those cases, we will overnight the documents to you for your signature and have you return them to us, or use a facsimile signature to fulfill the requirement. In either case, you are not required to be present to form your corporation.

No. This is a common misconception among small-business owners, usually fostered by advice from an inexperienced accountant. Any seasoned advisor will tell you that incorporating is the first and foremost thing you should do when starting a business. Forming an LLC will not only save you taxes but it will also limit your exposure to IRS audits by separating your personal and business expenses.

The title of the document filed in many states to register a limited liability company (LLC) with the state. Also known as articles of formation.

Managers are the individuals who are responsible for the maintenance, administration and management of the affairs of a limited liability company (LLC). In most states, the managers serve a particular term and report to and serve at the discretion of the members. Specific duties of the managers may be detailed in the articles of organization or the operating agreement of the LLC. In some states, the members of an LLC may also serve as the managers.

The owner(s) of a limited liability company (LLC are the Members. Unless the articles of organization or operating agreement provide otherwise, management of an LLC is vested in the members in proportion to their ownership interest in the company.

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