Webinars

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.
 

2021 Webinars

Register to attend via IASourceLink

    Webinar Title Date
  Property Tax Assessment Protests & Appeals Apr 14, 2021
  Using eFile & Pay Jun 9, 2021
  Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Jul 14, 2021
  Online Sales and Streamlined Sales Tax Aug 18, 2021
  Departmental Processes *RESCHEDULED* Sept 29, 2021
  Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update Oct 13, 2021
  Using GovConnectIowa Nov 3, 2021
  Common Income Tax Issues Tax Year 2021 Nov 17, 2021
  Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s for Tax Year 2021 Dec 8, 2021
  Series: Using GovConnectIowa Dec. 15, 2021

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 free online presentation, presented by the Iowa Property Assessment Appeal Board (PAAB), will provide an introduction and overview of the process for protesting a property tax assessment.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Basics of property assessment
    • Understanding assessment listings and valuation
    • Requesting an informal assessment review from the assessor
    • Filing a protest with the local board of review
    • Overview of main grounds for protesting assessments
    • Options for appealing board of review decision

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  • 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

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  • 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, including products vs services
    • Common taxable services
    • What rate of tax should you charge?
    • Who needs a tax permit?
      • Types of permits
    • How to apply for a permit
    • Filing Frequencies
    • How to file returns & make payments
    • Exemptions and exemption certificates
    • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
    • Retailer’s use tax & consumer’s use tax
    • Common filing issues

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  • This online presentation will provide an overview of the tax impacts of the ever-growing presence of online sales. Discussion will address out-of-state and in-state sellers and sellers making sales on marketplaces. This presentation will also highlight Iowa’s membership in the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board (Streamlined), which works with the business community to make state sales and use tax systems simpler, more uniform, and more efficient for sellers to administer.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Online Sales
    • Marketplace Facilitators
    • The Streamlined Sales Tax Registration System
    • Certified Service Providers (CSPs)
    • Taxability of Products and Services

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  • This online presentation will provide an overview for Iowa taxpayers, including individual and business filers, of the Department of Revenue’s general processes.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Website Overview
      • Tax Guidance
      • Administrative Orders
      • Iowa Tax Forms
    • GovDelivery Subscription
    • Power of Attorney and Information Disclosure forms
    • How to File a Protest

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  • This online presentation will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2021 legislative session.

     

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  • The Iowa Department of Revenue is modernizing technology and processes to better serve Iowa taxpayers. The end result of this multi-year effort will provide taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals with a new and secure portal, GovConnectIowa.

    This online presentation will provide Business Tax Filers with an introduction to GovConnectIowa and information on how to use the new portal. 

    Topics covered will include:

    • Accessing and navigating the new tool
    • Filing a tax return
    • Making electronic payments
    • Where to find self-help tools
    • New ways to contact the Department

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  • This online presentation will provide an overview of common income tax issues for tax year 2021 based on previous filing years and tax law changes enacted during the 2020 legislative session.

    Topics covered will include:

    • Summary of 2020 tax season
    • Common individual income tax errors
    • Tax Forms - new and revised
    • 2021 and beyond

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  • 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 2021
    • Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
    • Information Resources
    • Updated filing processes

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  • The Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) and other state agencies are modernizing technology and processes to better serve Iowa taxpayers. The end result of this multi-year effort will provide taxpayers, businesses, and tax professionals with a new and secure portal, GovConnectIowa.

    This webinar series includes several topics that provide an overview of specific processes within GovConnectIowa and how to use the new portal. Attendees are welcome to attend the full webinar or use the schedule to select the specific topics they are interested in. Each topic will last 15-30 minutes, including two question & answer sessions.

    Topics covered will include:

    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am   –   Tax Account Registrations
              - Registering a new account
              - Accessing current IDR tax accounts
              - Change or close accounts
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am   –   Other Parties & Secondary Access
              - How to provide access to other parties like tax professionals, accountants, etc.
              - How to request access to your client’s tax account
              - Creating secondary logons for employees
    • 11:00 am - 11:15 am   –   Q&A: GovConnectIowa Access
    • 11:15 am - 11:45 am   –   Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA)
              - Which DIA licenses are eligible for renewal
              - How to use the DIA renewal form that is sent in the mail to them during the renewal process on GovConnectIowa
              - How to create a DIA user account and associate all of their food businesses to the DIA user account
    • 11:45 am - 12:00 pm   –   Alcoholic Beverages Division
              - Overview of licenses available in GovConnectIowa
    • 12:00 pm - 12:15 pm   –   Iowa Lottery Authority
              - Overview of Iowa Lottery functions in GovConnectIowa
    • 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm   –   Filing Returns - Sales, Use, Withholding, and Fuel
              - How to file using GovConnectIowa
              - Finding account tools in GovConnectIowa
    • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm   –   Payments & Payment Plans
              - How to make a payment
              - How to & eligibility of payment plans
    • 1:00 pm - 1:15 pm   –   Q&A: General GovConnectIowa Questions

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