Permit Registration Overview
Your business must register for a separate permit number for the following tax types:
- Sales Tax
- Automobile Rental Tax
- Hotel/Motel Tax
- Household Hazardous Materials
- Consumer’s Use Tax
- Retailer’s Use Tax
- Withholding Tax
- Water Service Excise Tax
- Fuel Tax Permit
After you have completed your registration request, retain a copy for your records. You may begin to collect tax immediately; your copy will serve as the proof of registration until you receive your permit number. You will receive a letter containing your Business eFile Number (BEN), your permit number and instructions on how to file and remit taxes. Please allow up to 6 weeks from the time you submit your application to receive your documents in the mail.
Request a Copy
You can request a copy of your permit and Business eFile (BEN) Letter by completing form 92-035 available within the Tax Forms Index.
The Department does not issue temporary tax permits. A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year without having to obtain a new permit each year or for additional events.