Iowa Business Tax Webinars

 

These 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. 

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.


Upcoming Tax Webinars

June 9

Using eFile & Pay 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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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 properly 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

July 14

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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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, including products vs services
- Common taxable services
- What rate of tax should you charge?
- Who needs a tax permit?
     - Types of permits
- How to apply for a permit
- Filing Frequencies
- How to file returns & make payments
- Exemptions and exemption certificates
- What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
- Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax Common filing issues

August 18

Online Sales and Streamlined Sales Tax 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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This online presentation will provide an overview of the tax impacts of the ever-growing presence of online sales. Discussion will address out-of-state and in-state sellers and sellers making sales on marketplaces. This presentation will also highlight Iowa’s membership in the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (Streamlined), which works with the business community to make state sales and use tax systems simpler, more uniform, and more efficient for sellers to administer.

Topics covered will include:
- Online Sales
- Marketplace Facilitators
- The Streamlined Sales Tax Registration System
- Certified Service Providers (CSPs)
- Taxability of Products and Services

September 8

Departmental Processes 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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This online presentation will provide an overview for Iowa taxpayers, including individual and business filers, of the Department of Revenue’s general processes.

Topics covered will include:
- Website Overview
   - Tax Guidance
   - Administrative Orders
   - Iowa Tax Forms
- GovDelivery Subscription
- Power of Attorney and Information Disclosure forms
- How to File a Protest

October 13

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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This online presentation will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2021 legislative session.

Topics covered will include:
- TBD

November 3

Using eServices 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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This online presentation will provide information for Business Tax Filers using the new Iowa Department of Revenue online filing and payment service. Further detailed information regarding this service and when it will launch will be provided.

Topics covered will include:
- Accessing and navigating the new tool
- Filing a tax return
- Making electronic payments
- Where to find self-help tools
- New ways to contact the Department

November 17

Common Income Tax Issues for Tax Year 2021 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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This online presentation will provide an overview of common income tax issues for tax year 2021 based on previous filing years and tax law changes enacted during the 2020 legislative session.

Topics covered will include:
- Summary of 2020 tax season
- Common individual income tax errors
- Tax Forms - new and revised
- 2021 and beyond

December 8

Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | 
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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 2021
- Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
- Information Resources
- Updated filing processes


Past Tax Webinars

Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB) Protest Process 

April 2021 | Watch Now | Download Presentation

This free online presentation, presented by the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB), will provide an introduction and overview of the process for protesting a property tax assessment.

Topics covered will include:
- Basics of property assessment
- Understanding assessment listings and valuation
- Requesting an informal assessment review from the assessor
- Filing a protest with the local board of review
- Overview of main grounds for protesting assessments
- Options for appealing board of review decision

Tax Year 2020 W-2 and 1099 Filing 

December 2020 | Watch Now | Download Presentation

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 2020 
- Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns 
- Information Resources

Common Income Tax Issues TY20

November 2020 | Watch Now | Download Presentation

Topics covered include:
  • Summary of 2019 tax season
  • Income tax return preparer regulations (House File 590) update
  • Common individual income tax errors
  • Tax forms - new and revised
  • 2020 and beyond

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update

October 2020 | Download Presentation
This online presentation will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2019 legislative session including changes resulting from Iowa Tax Reform.

Using eFile & Pay

July 2020 | Watch Now | Download Presentation
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 include:
  • Keeping your sensitive data safe
  • How to properly 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 Sales/Use Tax Basics

June 2020 | Watch Now | Download Presentation

Topics covered include:
  • What’s the difference between sales tax & use tax?
  • What is taxable?
  • Common taxable services 
  • What rate of tax do I charge? 
  • Who needs a tax permit? 
  • 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? 
  • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged? 
  • Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax 
  • COVID-19 Resources 
  • Iowa Small Business Relief Tax Deferral program

Government & Non Profit Sales Tax Issues

December 2019 | Download Presentation

Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s

November 2019 | Download Presentation

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update

October 2019 | Watch Now | Download Presentation

Using eFile & Pay

September 2019 | Watch Now | Download Presentation


Sales Tax Blitz

August 2019 | Download Presentation

Topics covered include:


Out of State Sales Tax

July 2019 | Download Presentation


Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics

June 2019 | Watch Now | Download Presentation


Government & Non Profit Sales Tax Issues

December 2018 | Watch Now


Electronic Filing of W-2s and 1099s 

November 2018 | Watch Now


Legislative Tax Update 

October 2018 | Watch Now


Using eFile & Pay 

September 2018 | Watch Now


One-Time Registration Fee on Vehicle Purchases & Leases 

December 2017 | Watch Now