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Special Events – Sales/Use Tax Permits

Vendors

The Department does not issue temporary tax permits. A permanent tax permit allows you to conduct taxable sales or perform taxable services in Iowa at any time during the year. When you attend a temporary event, such as a craft show, you only need to provide the event sponsor with your name and address, along with your permanent tax permit number.

What do I need to do?

Complete and Business Permit Registration process on our website.

How will I file and pay my tax?

File and pay your sales or use tax online through eFile & Pay.  

Questions?

Vendors who have questions about what is taxable or how to complete the tax return should review our FAQs or contact Taxpayer Services by email or phone at 515-281-3114 or 1-800-367-3388.

Sales/Use Tax Forms

Sponsors

A sponsor is a person who runs the special event.  Special events are any type of show, flea market, road side stand or event where vendors offer products or services for sale.  Please complete the Sponsor Registration Form, below. We will send you a sponsor report, which you should complete and return to us.

Sponsor Registration Form

Exhibitors

Exhibitors show or demonstrate products.  Exhibitors who don’t sell products do not need tax permits.