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Iowa Business Tax Webinars

Center for Business Growth and InnovationThese free Iowa business tax webinars are presented in partnership with the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa. Please see this page if you are planning to use these presentations for continuing education credits

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2019 IASourcelink & Iowa Department of Revenue Webinar Schedule



Please sign up for each webinar that you plan to attend. 

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics – June 12, 2019 - View the Recorded Webinar

Download the Presentation - 6.12.19 Sales and Use Tax Basics - Powerpoint - 6.12.19 Sales and Use Tax Basics - PDF

This online presentation will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services and local option sales tax

Topics covered will include:

  • What’s the difference between sales tax & use tax?
  • What is taxable?
  • Products vs Services
  • Common taxable services
  • What rate of tax do I charge?
  • Who needs a tax permit?

Types of permits

  • How do I apply for a permit?
  • How often do I need to file?
  • How do I file returns & make payments?
  • Are there any exemptions?
    • Exemption certificates
  • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
  • Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax

Out-of-State Sales Tax – July 10, 2019 - Register Here

This online presentation will provide an overview of the requirements and changes relative to filing sales tax for out-of-state businesses. 

  • Topics covered will include:

    • Retailer’s Use Tax
    • Remote Sellers & Marketplace Facilitators
    • Permits, Filing requirements, & Local Option Sales Tax

Sales Tax Blitz – August 14, 2019 - Register Here

In this multi-topic presentation, five key sales tax topics will be presented consecutively to allow for a rotating audience. Each topic will run 20 minutes with three question & answer breaks.

Topics covered will include:

  • Cosmetology & Nail Salons (12:00 pm -12:45 pm) 15 minute Q&A
  • Food Services(1:00 pm -1:30 pm)15 minute Q&A
  • Construction(1:45 pm -2:15 pm)
  • Landscape(2:15 pm -2:45 pm)15 minute Q&A

Using eFile & Pay – September 11, 2019 - Register Here

This online presentation will provide information for Business Tax Filers using the Iowa Department of Revenue online filing and payment service eFile & Pay.

Topics covered will include:

  • Keeping your sensitive data safe
  • How to property manage your eFile & Pay account
  • Self-service account access recovery
  • Creating sub-user accounts for employees and service providers
  • Assigning security levels, updating account information
  • Best practices for cyber hygiene

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update – October 9, 2019 - Register Here

This online presentation will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2019 legislative session including changes resulting from Iowa Tax Reform.

Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s – November 13, 2019 - Register Here

This online presentation will provide an overview of the requirements for the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s to the Iowa Department of Revenue. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Requirements for Tax Year 2019
  • Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
  • Information Resources

Government & Non Profit Sales Tax Issues – December 11, 2019 - Register Here

This online presentation will provide an overview of Iowa sales tax issues related to nonprofits and government entities.

Topics covered will include:

  • Sales to Nonprofit & Governmental Entities
  • Sales by Nonprofit & Governmental Entities
  • Construction Contracts with Designated Exempt Entities


Past Tax Webinars

To participate, simply click on the presentation above that you are interested in, and click on the 'Register Here' link near the top of the webinar page. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with access instructions and a reminder e-mail the day of the presentation. By signing up for any one of these webinars, you will also be notified of future UNI CBGI, IASourceLink, and Iowa Department of Revenue presentations unless you opt out.

If you are seeking continuing education credits for these online tax webinars, please see this note.