IDR helps you prepare for tax time

Thursday - 02/09/2023

With tax filing season upon us, the Iowa Department of Revenue is reminding Iowans of the many resources available that can assist taxpayers with filing their tax return. The Department began processing returns at the same time as the IRS on January 23. This is because Iowa taxpayers are required to provide their federal return with their Iowa return. Iowa income tax returns are due on May 1.

The Department website ( is a good starting point to find tax forms and answers to all kinds of tax questions. The Tax Guidance section has been improved to allow taxpayers and tax professionals the ability to easily search for tax guidance. The Expanded Instructions section provides line by line details to help complete the IA 1040. Specifically for tax year 2022, What’s New? addresses some of the most common filing questions about individual income tax changes, including:

  • $1,000 premium pay deduction
  • Qualified business income deduction
  • Charitable mileage rate for taxpayers which itemize their deductions
  • Composite credit received by nonresident member of a pass-through entity
  • Reporting of refunds attributable to the 2021 federal refundable Child Tax Credit and Dependent Care Credit

Filing Made Easy explains the filing process in three simple steps and includes information on how to file, avoiding common mistakes, and details regarding the status of a refund.

The Department is committed to helping Iowans understand and comply with their tax obligations. Last year, refund processing averaged 30 days or less throughout the tax season.

If you still need assistance, there are multiple ways to contact the Department:

Phone:     515-281-3114 or 800-367-3388, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.