How do I file a Biennial Report?

A Biennial Report in Iowa is a regular filing that your entity must complete every two years with the Secretary of State.

(Please note that if you choose to file your documents through mail or in-person, your filing fee will be $60. Many opt to file their reports online to save money and convenience.)

Staying up-to-date with your Biennial Report is important, as it keeps your business records current and accurate with the state of Iowa. This also lets creditors and other interested parties look up your business address in case they need to contact you.

A Biennial Report is one of the easiest and quickest reports to file on Fast Track Filing, simply because it is the only filing on the site that doesn’t require you to create an account.

(Please note that it is strongly recommended that you create an account to have the best experience with Fast Track Filing. With an FTF Account, you can see your saved filing history on your Dashboard, save your payment information for future use, and share documents with colleagues who also use the system.)

If you would like to create an account before you begin, you can see how to here.

 

Step One:

On the Fast Track Filing home page, you can either create an account or you can select the link that says, “Click here to file biennial report (no account required)”.

 

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Step Two:

You will now be taken to a “Business Entities Search” tab, where you have the option of searching your business by Business Name or Business Number. Select NO to the “File by Paper” question.

 

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Step Three:

You will now be redirected to the Biennial Report form. At the top of the page, you’ll see that some of the information has already been filled in for you (such as your current business name and your current agent/office). In the “Remitter” section, provide your information.

 

(Keep in mind that the information on your screen will look different than the photo below, which depicts a blank form.)

 

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Step Four:

Next, scroll down to the Principal Office section and fill out the information. Then, select whether your company holds an interest in agricultural land in Iowa, or if it is a “family farm” LLC.

 

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Step Five:

Next, scroll down to the Principal Office section and fill out the information. Then, select whether your company holds an interest in agricultural land in Iowa, or if it is a “family farm” LLC.

 

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Step Six:

You will now be given the option to review your filing, as well as add payment information. Please make sure that there are no errors in your Biennial Report.

 

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Step Seven:

After you are finished, click “Submit to File” at the bottom of the page. If your submission was successful, you will see the text “Filing Submission Status: Success” on your screen.

 

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Step Eight:

  1. Congratulations! Your filing has been successfully submitted. The submission will be reviewed by the Secretary of State’s office, and you will be notified by email when the filing is complete.

 

Once the submission is complete, you will be able to see your filing in your Dashboard. To access your Dashboard:

 

  1. Visit Fast Track Filing (iowa.gov)
  2. Sign in with your Username and Password
  3. Go to “Business Filings” and then “Dashboard”
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