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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 to small business owners on IASourceLink.


All are scheduled for 1 hour from noon to 1:00 pm central time. For details on each webinar, click on the course description. Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink website at http://www.iasourcelink.com/resources/business-webinars/iowa-tax-webinars

2017 Webinars

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – June 21, 2017 (course description)

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 – July 19, 2017 (course description)

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Manufacturers – August 16, 2017 (course description)

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update & Iowa Capital Gain Deduction – September 27, 2017 (course description)

Protecting Your Business Tax Information - October 11, 2017 (course description)

Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s – October 18, 2017 (course description)

Iowa & Illinois Sales/Use Tax – November 15, 2017 (course description)

One-Time Registration Fee on Vehicle Purchases & Leases – December 20, 2017 (course description)

Representatives from the Iowa Department of Revenue may also appear periodically on webinars presented by Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT). CALT imposes a fee for their webinars. Visit the CALT website for more information: http://www.calt.iastate.edu/

Archived Webinars

Recordings of past webinars, the webinar PowerPoints, and the webinar Chat Q&As can be accessed at http://www.iasourcelink.com/resources/business-webinars/iowa-tax-webinars

 

Iowa Department of Revenue Webinars - Course Descriptions

2017 Course Descriptions

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – June 21, 2017

This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services.
Topics covered will include:

  • What’s the difference between sales tax & use tax?
  • What is taxable?

-Products

-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

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.

 

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 – July 19, 2017

This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax.
Topics covered will include:

  • What’s the difference between sales tax and use tax?
  • What rate of tax do I charge?
  • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
  • What is taxable?

-Products

-Services

  • Who needs a tax permit?

-Types of permits

  • Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax
  • How do I apply for a permit?
  • How often do I need to file?
  • How do I file returns & make payments?

Time will be left at the end for any other general questions.

 

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Manufacturers – August 16, 2017

This online course will provide an overview of Iowa sales tax issues related to manufacturers.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is a manufacturer?
  • Manufacturing exemptions
  • What is processing?
  • Machinery, equipment, computers, replacement parts, & supplies
  • Recent changes

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.

 

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update & Iowa Capital Gain Deduction – September 27, 2017

This online course will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2017 legislative session, as well as an overview of the Iowa capital gain deduction.

Topics covered will include:

  • Legislative Update

-Income tax

-Tax credits & incentives

-Sales & use tax

  • Other Information

-Deduction & credit amounts

-Income tax checkoffs

-Interest rate

  • Capital Gain Deduction

-Cattle, horses, and breeding livestock

-Real property used in a farm business

-Real property used in a non-farm business

-Timber

-A business

-Employer securities to a qualified Iowa employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.

 

Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s – October 18, 2017

This online course 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 Prior to Tax Year 2016
  • Requirements for Tax Year 2016
  • Requirements for Tax Year 2017 and Future Years
  • Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
  • Information Resources

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.

 Protecting Your Business Tax Information - October 11, 2017

Business Tax Filers - Keeping your sensitive data safe requires a partnership between you and the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR).  Learn more about how to properly manage your eFile & Pay account to protect your business and payment information from fraud.

In this webinar we will cover: 

  •  Best practices for cyber hygiene
  •  Self-service account access recovery
  • Creating sub-user accounts for employees and service providers
  • Assigning security levels
  • Updating account information 

 

Iowa & Illinois Sales/Use Tax – November 15, 2017

This online course will provide a general overview of Iowa and Illinois sales/use tax.

Topics covered will include:

Iowa

  • What’s the difference between sales and use tax?
  • What is taxable?
  • Tax rates – state and local option tax
  • Exemptions
  • Types of permits
  • Filing requirements

Illinois

  • What’s the difference between sales and use tax?
  • What is taxable
  • Tax rates – state and home rule
  • Exemptions
  • Certificates
  • Filing requirements

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.

 

One-Time Registration Fee on Vehicle Purchases & Leases – December 20, 2017

This online course will provide an overview of the Iowa one-time registration fee imposed on vehicles subject to registration. 

Topics covered will include:

  • What is the one-time registration fee and when is it imposed?
  • One-time registration fee on purchased vehicles
  • Trade-in allowance on purchased vehicles
  • Exemptions from the one-time registration fee on purchased vehicles
  • One-time registration fee on leased vehicles

Time will be left at the end for any general questions.