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Iowa Incorporation Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reserve a corporate name?

No, but it is recommended to reserve a name prior to filing to ensure that it remains available during the incorporation process.

How do I reserve a corporate name?

The reservation of your corporate name will be handled by IncParadise and is included in the price of our service.

Do I have to renew my name registration?


How do I incorporate in Iowa?

When using our service, IncParadise will file, on your behalf, the required administrative forms and articles of incorporation with the appropriate Iowa agency.

Is a registered agent required?

Yes. . The registered agent must be either (1) a resident of Iowa whose business office is the same as the registered office or (2) a corporation with authority to transact business in this state whose business office is the same as the registered office. As part of our ongoing service, IncParadise does provide a registered agent service option that you can select during the online registration process.

How many Incorporators are required to form a corporation in Iowa?

One or more are required.

How many Directors are required to start a corporation in Iowa?

One or more as defined in the bylaws.

Are corporations in Iowa required to file an Annual Report?

Yes. A report must be filed every even-number calendar year. The first report must be delivered between January 1 and April 1 of the first even-numbered year following the calendar year of incorporation or on another date that the Iowa Secretary of State may specify.

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