Compliance Division

Department Mission Statement

The Compliance Division believes that a knowledgeable taxpayer complies with the tax laws, which increases revenue collections. New and expanded programs promote voluntary tax compliance through tax information and education services.

Examination Section

...is responsible for office examination of returns for most tax types and related activities.

In a typical year, almost 39,000 audits, including refunds and assessments, are performed.

Revenue is derived from a variety of sources: corporate and individual income tax, sales and use taxes, motor vehicle fuel and franchise taxes, and taxes on estates and trusts. In the audit program, taxpayers audit themselves to determine if tax is owing.

Field Audit Section

...performs audits from field offices located throughout Iowa.