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How to File an Iowa Biennial Report

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How to File an Iowa Biennial Report

How to File an Iowa Biennial Report

If you have a limited liability company (LLC) in Iowa, you must file a biennial report to keep your business in good standing. But don’t worry – it’s a relatively painless process that can be done online. 

Read on to learn how to file your LLC’s biennial report in Iowa. 

What Is a Biennial Report?

A biennial report, an annual report in most states, simply verifies your business information and tells Iowa your LLC is still operating. Keeping up with biennial reports is a legal requirement that enables you to obtain a Certificate of Standing, which a bank or creditor might request to confirm your compliance. 

In Iowa, the following information is required for the biennial report: 

How to File a Biennial Report in Iowa

To file your biennial report in Iowa, visit the Fast Track Filing System website and log in to your account. 


Select “file biennial report,” enter your business ID number, and fill out the required information. 

The filing fee is $30, and reports are due April 1 every other year.

If You Do Business in Other States

If you do business in other states, be sure to register in those states as a foreign LLC. For example, if your LLC is registered in Iowa and you start doing business in Florida, you’ll need to register in Florida as a foreign LLC.

You’re generally required to register as a foreign LLC if:

  • You have a physical presence of any kind in that state 
  • You have employees in that state
  • You regularly meet with clients, managers, or investors in that state
  • You are licensed to do business in that state

Once you’ve registered as a foreign LLC, your business will need to follow the annual reporting requirements of that state and pay taxes in that state. 

In Closing

Filing a biennial report in Iowa is relatively easy and crucial to smooth business operations.

Failing to file a biennial report can result in serious penalties, as can filing an inaccurate report.

Be sure to review all your business information and file your report on time to ensure your LLC remains in good standing.