The Iowa Department of Revenue has partnered with the Center for Business Growth and Innovation at the University of Northern Iowa to provide free tax webinars on IASourceLink.

All are scheduled for 1 hour from noon to 1:00 pm central time, including time at the end for any general questions, unless otherwise noted. For details on each webinar, click on the course description.

2020 Webinars

Register to attend via IASourceLink

    Webinar Title Date
  Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Jun 10, 2020
  Using eFile & Pay Jul 8, 2020
  Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update Oct 14, 2020
  Common Income Tax Issues TY20  Nov 18, 2020
  Tax Year 2020 W-2 and 1099 Filing Dec 9, 2020

Representatives from the Iowa Department of Revenue may also appear on webinars presented by Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT). Visit the CALT website for more information.

Archived Webinars

Recordings of past webinars, the webinar PowerPoints, and the webinar Chat Q&As can be accessed on IASourceLink.

Iowa Department of Revenue Webinars - Course Descriptions

  • This online presentation will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services and local option sales tax.

    Topics covered will include:

    • What’s the difference between sales tax & use tax?
    • What is taxable?
      • Products vs Services
    • Common taxable services
    • What rate of tax do I charge?
    • Who needs a tax permit?
      • Types of permits
    • How do I apply for a permit?
    • How often do I need to file?
    • How do I file returns & make payments?
    • Are there any exemptions?
      • Exemption certificates
    • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
    • Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax
    • COVID-19 Resources
      • Iowa Small Business Relief Tax Deferral program
  • This online presentation will provide information for Business Tax Filers using the Iowa Department of Revenue online filing and payment service eFile & Pay.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Keeping your sensitive data safe
    • How to properly manage your eFile & Pay account
    • Self-service account access recovery
    • Creating sub-user accounts for employees and service providers
    • Assigning security levels, updating account information
    • Best practices for cyber hygiene
  • This online presentation will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2019 legislative session including changes resulting from Iowa Tax Reform.

  • This free online presentation will provide an overview of common income tax issues for tax year 2020 based on previous filing years and tax law changes enacted during the 2019 legislative session.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Summary of 2019 tax season
    • Income tax return preparer regulations (House File 590) update
    • Common individual income tax errors
    • Tax Forms - new and revised
    • 2020 and beyond
  • This online presentation will provide an overview of the requirements for the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s to the Iowa Department of Revenue.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Requirements for Tax Year 2020
    • Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
    • Information Resources