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$249 + state filing fees
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$299 + state filing fees
I want an experienced attorney to ensure I form my business right.
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Start your LLC in 3 easy steps with the industry leader in online business formation.
Our tools offer step-by-step guidance to help you launch and protect your new business.
Our network of experienced professionals can guide your launch and help you grow.
By forming an LLC and keeping your personal finances separate, you can protect your personal assets from business liabilities.
It's typically easier to form an LLC than a corporation, and there are simpler rules for things like record-keeping.
You get to decide how you're taxed—as an LLC or a corporation—to maximize your ability to save money and minimize tax liability.
There are several important differences between an LLC and a corporation:
LLC owners have more freedom to decide how the business is run and managed.
An LLC can choose to be taxed as an S corp or a C corp to maximize tax savings.
An LLC does not need to record minutes or hold an annual shareholder meeting.
A corporation requires a board of directors, but it's easier to transfer shares of stock than to alter an LLC operating agreement.
A corporation can deduct certain expenses on tax forms like marketing costs and specific employee fringe benefits.
Unlike an S corp, a C corp can go public and issue stock to new investors, which makes it easier to raise revenue.
It's wise to check your LLC name against similar businesses in your area. We include a name check with our formation services and can reserve names for you.
An RA physically receives your LLC's legal notices during normal business hours. Most states require this, including Iowa—but the good news is, we can do it for you.
This document contains basic details about your LLC, including its name and address. When we file this for you, it's typically sent to the Iowa Secretary of State.
This outlines your LLC's rules for everything from decision-making to distributing profits. Though it isn't required in your state, our templates make it easy to prepare one and define your rights.
An EIN is like a Social Security number for your LLC, and is needed for banking, taxes, and hiring. Iowa LLCs may also have additional post-formation tax and regulatory requirements.
You'll also need to apply for any specific permits or licenses that may be required for compliance, although it's wise to wait until your LLC's formation documents are approved.
Every state has different rules, costs, and considerations for LLC formation.