Adopted and Filed Rules

The Department of Revenue previously submitted the following proposed rules to the Iowa Legislature. The following rules have been adopted and filed.

Adopted and Filed Rules

Tax Type:
Other Taxes

The Department regularly audits or examines returns filed and tax remitted for the tax imposed on tobacco products under Iowa Code chapter 453A, subchapter II. The Department enacted new subrule 83.4(2) so all taxpayers know how the Department will calculate tax due for sales of certain tobacco products. Specifically, this rule making establishes how the Department will determine whether products are identical and priced at a discount and provides several examples. 

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Property and Local Government Taxes

This rulemaking clarifies procedures for appeals of the Director of Revenue’s rejection of an assessor appointment or reappointment under Iowa Code section 441.6(3). This rulemaking alters the existing appeal procedures to clarify that the Director of Revenue is the presiding officer in contested cases under rule 701—7.37(441). Additionally, this rulemaking clarifies cross-references to the Department’s rule regarding contested cases before the Department.

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Tax Type:
Income Taxes

This rulemaking relates to the Iowa out-of-state tax credit against regular Iowa income tax for income tax paid to other jurisdictions on a resident individual’s or fiduciary’s income that is also taxed by Iowa. The primary purpose of these amendments is to implement 2020 Iowa Acts, House File 2641, division XVII.

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Tax Type:
Property and Local Government Taxes

This rulemaking implements changes made in the 2021 Legislative Session. Specifically, 2021 Iowa Acts, Senate File 366, section 76, removes the “immediate family” component from Iowa Code section 441.17(2), which prohibits assessors and deputy assessors from assessing their own property, property the assessor or deputy assessor has a financial interest in, and property owned by an entity in which the assessor or deputy assessor has a financial interest.

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Tax Type:
Income Taxes

This rulemaking relates to the Iowa individual income tax credit used to apportion a nonresident’s or part-year resident’s income among Iowa and other jurisdictions. The primary objective of the amendments is to modify the Iowa income percentage used to calculate the credit so that the percentage is computed to the nearest ten-thousandth of a percent for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. The amendments also make a number of changes to improve clarity and readability of the rules, updating or removing outdated language or outdated year or form references.

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Tax Type:
Income Taxes, Other Taxes

This rulemaking updates the Department’s rules that dictate the order in which Iowa income and franchise tax credits must be deducted by Iowa taxpayers. The amendments strike from the deduction list recently repealed tax credits, add newly enacted tax credits, and update certain tax credits.

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General Department Administration

In its 2020 Legislative Session, the Legislature amended Iowa Code sections 422.20 and 422.72 to explicitly allow those filing protests with the Department to move for certain information to be redacted prior to release in response to a public records request. These amendments outline the procedure a taxpayer will follow to file the motion and the requirements thereof.

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Tax Type:
General Department Administration

The amendments accomplish a variety of objectives. Many are related to the implementation of the Department’s modernized tax management system and e-services portal, GovConnectIowa. Other amendments are to clarify various aspects of the appeals process. The Department will renumber several rules to improve the order of the chapter and to create rules on important topics formerly housed in subrules.

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Tax Type:
Sales, Use and Excise Taxes

The Department has several chapters of rules that implement a variety of sales tax administrative procedures set forth in Iowa Code chapter 423. This rule making updates those chapters to make a variety of non substantive changes and also amends rules in other chapters to update affected cross-references.

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Tax Type:
General Department Administration

During the 2021 Legislative Session, the Department requested that the Legislature modify Iowa Code section 421.27, which sets forth penalties and penalty waivers related to the filing of tax returns and payment of tax. The changes were enacted and signed into law as 2021 Iowa Acts, Senate File 608, effective July 1, 2021. The Department has amended its rules implementing Iowa Code section 421.27 to reflect the changes made by Senate File 608. 

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