Please Read Before You Register Your Business
We strongly encourage you to review the online training presentations provided at the following links before registering your business:
If you plan to use an accountant or attorney in your business activities, please consider completing a Power of Attorney form at the time you apply for your tax permit(s), as some information is considered confidential.
Power of Attorney Form (pdf)
NOTE: You do not need a UserID and PIN to access the online system unless you previously started the form, but did not complete it.
Or Complete and Send a Paper Form:
Paper Registration Form (pdf)
NOTE: It may take 4-6 weeks from the time you submit your application to receive an Iowa sales/use tax permit, but once you've submitted an application, you may begin making sales and collecting the tax. If you still have not received a BEN by a return due date, the Department will accept a one-time paper filing.