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Webinars

The Iowa Department of Revenue has partnered with MyEntre.Net to provide tax Webinars to small business owners on IASourceLink

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Unless otherwise noted, all are scheduled for 1 hour from noon to 1:00 pm central time.  Click on the title of each Webinar below for a course description.  Attendees can register to attend via the IASourceLink Web site at www.iowataxwebinars.com.

2014 Webinar schedule coming soon. 


Completed Webinars

Recordings of the following Webinars, the Webinar PowerPoints, and the Webinar Chat Q&As can be accessed at http://iasourcelink.com/resources/business-webinars/past-business-webinars.   

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Education Tool: Individual Income Tax Packet

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Withholding Taxes Sales / Use Tax Sales / Use Tax Information about Specific Topics

Sales / Use Tax Information for Specific Businesses

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Do I need to file an Iowa Income Tax Return?

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Other Tax Issues for Individuals

 

 

 

Iowa Department of Revenue Webinars – Course Descriptions

 

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics - May 16, 2013  

This online course for businesses will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is taxable?
    • Products
    • Services
  • Who needs a permit?
    • Types of permits
  • How do I apply for a permit?
  • How do I file returns?
  • How do I make payments?
  • How often do I need to file?
  • What rate of tax do I charge?
  • What’s the difference between sales tax and use tax?
  • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
  • Are there any exemptions?
    • Exemption certificates – examples of how to complete

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

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Lawn Care/Landscaping Businesses – June 13, 2013

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax for lawn care and landscaping businesses.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is included in “lawn care?”
  • What is/isn’t considered a “lawn?”
  • Does everyone collect sales tax on lawn care?
  • What is/isn’t included in “landscaping?”
  • What is taxable?
    • Landscape materials
    • Construction materials
    • Erosion control materials
    • Services
  • Who pays the tax?
  • At what point in the transaction does tax apply?
    • Itemized billings
  • When do landscapers become contractors?
    • Examples of structures
  • How are nonprofit organizations handled?

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

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors – July 11, 2013

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax related to the construction industry.

Topics covered will include:

  • What constitutes a construction contract?
    • Types of contracts
  • Is this job construction or repair?
  • What is considered a “structure?”
    • Tangible personal property
    • Real property
  • What is taxable?
    • Building materials
    • Building supplies
    • Labor
    • Construction equipment
  • Does the type of construction business affect taxation?
    • Contractors
    • Contractor/Retailers
    • Contractor/Manufacturer
    • Repair Companies
  • Who pays the tax?
  • At what point in the transaction does tax apply?
    • Itemized billings
  • How are nonprofit organizations handled?

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

Iowa Sales Tax Issues Related to Agriculture – August 8, 2013

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax in connection with agricultural production.

Topics covered will include:

  • What activities are/aren’t included in “agricultural production?”
  • When does agricultural production begin and end?
  • What animals are considered “livestock” and “domesticated fowl?”
  • What does “directly and primarily” mean?
  • Exempt items
    • Machinery & equipment
    • Feed/bedding
    • Fuel
    • Chemicals/fertilizers
  • Taxable items
    • Real property
    • Supplies
    • Computers
    • Registered Vehicles
  • Are ATV’s taxable?
  • What about services related to agricultural production?
  • How to claim an exemption or refund

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

Iowa Sales/Use Tax Basics – September 5, 2013

This online course for businesses will provide an overview of Iowa sales and use tax, including local option sales tax.

Topics covered will include:

  • What is taxable?
    • Products
    • Services
  • Who needs a permit?
    • Types of permits
  • How do I apply for a permit?
  • How do I file returns?
  • How do I make payments?
  • How often do I need to file?
  • What rate of tax do I charge?
  • What’s the difference between sales tax and use tax?
  • What is local option sales tax and when is it charged?
  • Are there any exemptions?
    • Exemption certificates – examples of how to complete

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

Iowa Tax Law Legislative Update – September 26, 2013

This online course will provide information about tax law changes enacted during the 2013 legislative session. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Coupling with federal income tax law changes
  • Changes to existing  income tax credits
    • Earned income tax credit
    • School tuition organization tax credit
    • S corporation apportionment credit
    • Innovation fund tax credit
    • Endow Iowa tax credit
    • Agricultural assets transfer tax credit
  • New income tax credits
    • Custom contract farming tax credit
    • Iowa taxpayer trust fund tax credit
    • From farm to food donation tax credit
  • Impact of changes on income tax forms
  • Sales/use tax changes
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Security services
    • Sales tax nexus requirements
    • One-time registration fee
    • Auto body exemption
  • Administrative changes
    • Elimination of courtesy notice for sales/use tax
    • Eliminate next month’s interest on notices of assessment
    • Study committee to review protest and appeal process

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

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Manufacturers – October 10, 2013

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax for manufacturers.

Topics covered will include:

  • Tangible personal property
  • Services
  • Exemptions for manufacturers
  • Definitions:
    • Manufacturer
    • Directly & primarily
    • Processing
  • Machinery/equipment examples
    • Exempt
    • Taxable
  • Replacement parts & supplies
  • Exempt gases
  • Exempt chemicals, solvents, reagents
  • Exempt fuel used in processing
  • Pollution control equipment
  • Recycling equipment
  • Consumer’s use tax

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

Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Food Service Industry – November 14, 2013

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax for grocery stores, restaurants, and other food service businesses.

Topics covered will include:

  • Exempt food
  • Taxable food:
    • Candy
    • Beverages
    • Prepared food/restaurants/catered food
  • Farmers markets
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Gift certificates/cards
  • Consumer’s use tax
  • Permits needed
  • Starting a food service business

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

Iowa Sales Tax for Cosmetology Industry – December 5, 2013 (noon to 1:00 p.m.)

This online course will provide information about Iowa sales tax for cosmetologists.

Topics covered will include:

  • Taxable services
  • Sales of tangible personal property
  • Supplies
  • Resale of tangible personal property connected with a service
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Gift certificates/cards
  • Permits needed
    • Sales tax
    • Consumer’s use tax
  • Starting a cosmetology business

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

Iowa Property Tax Update – December 5, 2013 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)  

This online course will provide information about recent legislative changes regarding property tax.

Topics covered will include:

  • Business Property Tax Credit
    • Qualifications
    • Application process
  • “Rollback” on taxable value of property
    • Commercial
    • Industrial
    • Railroad
  • New multi-residential classification
    • Explanation
    • Plans for implementation
  • New exemption on the taxable value of telecommunication companies

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