Nevada vs. Iowa Incorporation Comparison

Iowa has no franchise tax and no tax on corporate shares, but with corporate income tax as high as 12% for over $250,000 it has one of the highest rates in the country. View the details of Iowa’s corporate income tax structure. It ranks 45 on both the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking and the Personal Income Tax Ranking. Nevada is a better state in which to incorporate your business since it has no corporate income tax, no franchise tax, gift tax or unitary tax, and there is no personal income tax in Nevada. The data below show the differences between incorporating in Iowa vs. Nevada:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 45
Personal Income Tax None 0.36% - 8.98%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 45
No Franchise Tax
No Tax on corp shares
No Gift Tax
No Unitary Tax
No Estate Tax
Statutory Indemnification of Officers, Directors & Employees
Charging Order Protection for Corporation
Charging Order is Creditor's Sole Remedy for LLC or Corporation
Highest Standard of Corporate Veil Protection
Series LLC Allowed
Business Court*

* rankings accurate as of 2013

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Why Nevada?

  • You can live and run your business in any state and still incorporate in Nevada.
  • Forming your entity involves no minimum capital requirements
  • Lawsuit proof laws - If your business does get sued, your personal assets will stay safe.
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