Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Iowa incorporation.
The name must contain the words "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co.," "Ltd." or words or abbreviations of like import in another language. The name must be distinguishable from that of any domestic or foreign corporation authorized to transact business or a name to which exclusive right is, at the time, reserved or registered.
The following are Iowa’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Iowa is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Iowa's requirements include:
Iowa allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians to form a professional corporation (PC) .
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Iowa:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.