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LLC Operating Agreement (template + instructions)


Download a free LLC Operating Agreement:
Member-managed: Google DocWordPDF
Manager-managed: Google DocWord

Next Step

After you’ve completed and signed your Iowa LLC’s Operating Agreement, you can then proceed to the next Lesson: Tax ID Number (EIN).

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10 comments on “Iowa Operating Agreement”

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  1. May I also have a copy of a manager-managed operating agreement? Thanks!

  2. If you are having a Revocable Living Trust (husband and wife) be the member of the LLC . . would it be considered Sole Proprietorship and husband and wife need to sign it? Plus, if you are doing a Loan to the LLC (not a contribution) . . what do you put down then? Thank you!

    • Hi Laura, when you say “sign it”, do you mean the LLC Operating Agreement? If so, no, just the Trustee of the Revocable Living Trust would sign as the sole LLC Member. The LLC will be taxed as a Disregarded Entity. If you have an existing loan agreement between the Trust and the LLC, you can reference that agreement in the capital contributions section of the Operating Agreement. Ex: “$10,000 loan as per the loan agreement dated 1/1/2021”.

      • The Trustees of the Revocable Living Trust are both my husband and I . .so we both need to sign the Operating Agreement as sole members? We filed our EIN number and I just put down my husband’s name as sole member LLC . . .I couldn’t determine how to fill out the EIN Applic with the Trust’s name .. .will that be a problem?

        • Hi Laurie, you are not signing as sole members of the LLC. The Trust is the sole Member of the LLC. You two are the Trustees of the Trust. You are both signing on behalf of the Trust.

          You can change the signature block to:

          Sally Smith, Co-Trustee of the Smith Family Trust, dated 6/1/2020

          Mark Smith, Co-Trustee of the Smith Family Trust, dated 6/1/2020

          The dates above are the date the trust agreement was created. You should be able to find that date in the opening section of the Trust.

          Technically, your husband is the EIN Responsible Party for the LLC (even though is says “SOLE MBR”) on the EIN Confirmation Letter (CP 575). We recommend speaking with an accountant to make sure taxes are filed correctly moving forward. Hope that helps :)

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