Iowa Business Overview

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Starting a Business in Iowa

The Basics

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Doing Business in Iowa

Business Maintenance

All Iowa Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    File your Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Organization with the Iowa Secretary of State and pay the filing fee. The cost to form an Iowa corporation or Iowa LLC is $50.
  • Biennial Report
    Iowa corporations and LLCs must file the Iowa Business Report every other year after incorporation. The report is due by April 1st every other year. Corporations file reports in even numbered years, while LLCs file reports in odd numbered years. The business report fee is $45 or $30 if you file online.

Iowa Secretary of State
Secretary of State
Business Services Division
First Floor, Lucas Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines IA 50319

Iowa Business Taxes

Personal Income Tax
The Iowa individual income tax rate ranges from .36% to 8.98%.

Corporate Business Tax
The tax rate for Iowa corporations is 6% on the first $25,000; 8% on the next $75,000; 10% on the next $150,000; and 12% on all over $250,000.

Iowa Business License

Iowa does not have a statewide general business license, but you will need to apply for the appropriate licenses and permits at the local level.