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IDR Releases Updated State Tax Guidance: Hotel/Motel Tax
August 07, 2020
​​​​​​​On June 24, 2020 Governor Reynolds signed into law House File 760. The Department has released updated guidance to explain this tax change as it reflects to Hotel/Motel Tax.
Iowa Government Working Group to meet August 5
August 03, 2020

The Government Working Group of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, August 5. The public is invited to attend.

IDR Releases Updated State Tax Guidance: GILTI & FDII
July 20, 2020

In 2018, the Iowa legislature enacted Senate File 2417, a state tax reform bill that included extensive changes to the state’s tax structure. The Department has released updated guidance to explain the following tax change:

Iowa Government Working Group to meet July 22
July 20, 2020
The Government Working Group of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 22. The public is invited to attend.
IDR Releases New State Tax Guidance: Iowa Nonconformity CARES Act of 2020
July 14, 2020

In December of 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 into law. This Act extends a number of expired federal tax provisions, many retroactively to tax years 2018 and 2019. Iowa has not conformed with any of these federal tax changes to the extent they apply to tax years beginning prior to January 1, 2020.

Iowa Government Working Group to meet July 15
July 13, 2020
​​​​​​​The Government Working Group of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 15. The public is invited to attend.
Update to Iowa Minimum Age Requirement
July 01, 2020
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2268 into law on June 29, 2020 that raises the minimum age for a person to purchase, use, or sell tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products, and cigarettes in Iowa from 18 to 21 years old. The new minimum age requirement takes effect immediately.
Iowa Fuel Tax Rate Change Effective July 1, 2020
June 30, 2020
Due to COVID-19, the current Iowa legislative session was suspended on March 15, 2020 until June 3, 2020. The bill was passed by the legislature on June 3, 2020 and signed into law on June 30, 2020. The new Iowa fuel tax rates begin July 1, 2020.
Important Upcoming Iowa Department of Revenue Tax Deadline
June 25, 2020

The Department is reminding taxpayers that Iowa has not extended the due date for Estimated Income Tax Payments. The second quarter installment of tax year 2020 estimated income tax for taxpayers filing on a calendar year basis is due June 30, 2020.