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Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors


Terry O'Neill, Iowa Department of Revenue

July 11th at Noon (Central)
Webinar Powerpoint: Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors
Webinar Chat Q&A

In this webinar, Terry O'Neill with the Iowa Department of Revenue will cover Iowa sales tax considerations that licensed construction contractors need to consider.  A facilitated Q&A follows the presentation. 

Just some of the topics covered will include:
  • What constitutes a construction contract (what are the various types)
  • What is taxable (building materials, supplies, labor, equipment)
  • What is considered a "structure," and why it is important
  • Who is the responsible party for collecting/paying construction-related tax
  • Different types of construction and their taxation implications
Terry started with the Iowa Department of Revenue in 1987 as a summer intern working to find non-registered businesses. In the fall of 1987, he became a revenue agent, collecting past due taxes in the Davenport area. In 1990, he became a Taxpayer Service Specialist (TSS). As a TSS, he assists taxpayers by e-mail and phone on a wide variety of Iowa tax issues. In addition, Terry is a primary presenter for other educational outreach efforts of the Department, such as Webinars. Rob Williams of IASourceLink and the University of Northern Iowa will serve as moderator.

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