Iowa to extend income tax withholding deposit due date

Thursday - 03/19/2020

The Iowa Department of Revenue today extended one income tax withholding deposit due date for certain taxpayers. The change, prompted by COVID-19, is designed to provide flexibility to disrupted businesses. The extension is a result of an order signed earlier today by Director of Revenue Kraig Paulsen.

The order extends the income tax withholding deposit due date for the period ending March 15, 2020, from March 25, 2020, to the new deposit due date April 10, 2020. It applies to Iowa residents or other taxpayers doing business in Iowa who remit income tax withholding on a semimonthly basis.

How are penalties and interest handled?

No late-filing or underpayment penalties shall be due for qualifying taxpayers who comply with the extended filing and payment deadlines in this order. Interest on unpaid taxes covered by this order shall be due beginning on April 11, 2020.

State income tax refunds currently are being processed at about the 30-day mark. Taxpayers can check the status of their refunds at the Department’s website where’s my refund page.

Taxpayers and tax professionals who need assistance can contact the Department by email at or call the taxpayer services phone line at 515-281-3114 or 1-800-367-3388.


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