Tax Guidance

At the Iowa Department of Revenue, we continually seek ways to maximize our resources to provide our core services and perform our core functions efficiently.

Tax Guidance Requests 

If you have questions or feedback on a tax topic that needs further clarity or explanation, please submit a request for guidance using the link below. The Department’s Policy Bureau reviews all submissions to determine the topics most in need of further clarity and explanation. Guidance could come in the form of rulemaking, online publications, communication blasts, or any combination of these.

The goal of focusing our resources on topics and information with broad interest is to provide guidance that can resolve common, yet complex, questions.

The Department also makes it a priority to directly respond to taxpayer guidance requests when appropriate, but please note that the Department does not give individualized tax advice and generally does not make fact-specific determinations outside of the formal Declaratory Order process. Any oral or written opinion rendered to members of the public by Department personnel not pursuant to a Petition for Declaratory Order is not binding upon the Department, and the Department could take a contrary position in the future.

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