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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 to small business owners 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. 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

2018 Webinars

 Water Service Excise TaxJune 6, 2018(course description)
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1CANCELLED (course description)
Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2CANCELLED (course description)
Cosmetology August 15, 2018(course description)
Using eFile & PaySeptember 12, 2018(course description)
Legislative UpdateOctober 10, 2018(course description)
Tax Year 2018 W-2 and 1099 FilingNovember 14, 2018(course description)
Government & Non Profit Sales Tax IssuesDecember 12, 2018(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

2018 Course Descriptions

Water Service Excise Tax – June 6, 2018

In 2018, the Iowa legislature passed a new law, SF 512, effective July 1, 2018, which creates a Water Service Excise Tax (WET). Prior to the enactment of this law, the sale of water was subject to the 6% state sales tax. The WET exempts the sale of water service from state sales tax, but imposes a 6% excise tax on the sale of water service. This webinar will cover all of the basics of the tax, how to register for a WET permit, when to file returns and deposits, and common Q&A's.

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 1 – CANCELLED

This online course provides an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including common taxable services. Topics covered 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

 

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics Part 2 – CANCELLED

This online course provides an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax. Topics covered 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?

 

Cosmetology – August 15, 2018

In this webinar, Terry O'Neill with the Iowa Department of Revenue covers Iowa sales and use tax for businesses in the cosmetology industry. A facilitated Q&A will follow the presentation. Topics covered include:

  • Taxable services
  • Sales of tangible personal property
  • Supplies
  • Resale of tangible personal property connected with a service
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Gift certificates/cards
  • Sales Tax and consumer's use tax
  • Considerations when starting a cosmetology

 

Using eFile & Pay – September 12, 2018

This online course provides information for Business Tax Filers using the Iowa Department of Revenue online filing and payment service eFile & Pay. Topics covered include:

  • Keeping your sensitive data safe.
  • How to property 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.

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update & Iowa Capital Gain Deduction – October 10, 2018

This online course provides information about tax law changes enacted during the 2018 legislative session.

 Electronic Submission of W-2s & 1099s - November 14, 2018

This online course provides an overview of the requirements for the electronic submission of W-2s and 1099s to the Iowa Department of Revenue.  Topics covered include:

  • Requirements for Tax Year 2018
  • Submitting Wage Statements and Information Returns
  • Information Resources

 

Government & Non Profit Sales Tax Issues  – December 12, 2018

This online course provide an overview of Iowa sales tax issues related to nonprofits and government entities.