IA Sales Tax Permits States

How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Iowa

by Jennifer Dunn

Register Sales Tax License Iowa

These instructions will help you secure a Iowa sales tax license. For more information about sales tax in Iowa check out our Iowa Sales Tax Guide for Businesses.

Who needs a sales tax permit in Iowa?

Retailers of tangible personal property with sales tax nexus in Iowa should register for an Iowa sales tax permit. Find out more here about what constitutes sales tax nexus in Iowa. If you are an out-of-state seller with sales tax nexus in Iowa you’ll apply for “Iowa retailer’s use tax.”

How do you register for a sales tax permit in Iowa?

You can register online at the Iowa Department of Revenue, or you can fill out an Iowa Business Tax Permit Registration and submit it via mail or fax to:

Registration Services

Iowa Department of Revenue

PO Box 10470

Des Moines, IA 50306-0470

Fax #: 515-281-3906, ATTN: Registration Services.

What information do you need to register for a sales tax permit in Iowa?

Personal identification info (SSN, address, etc.)

Business identification info (EIN, address, etc.)

Business entity type (sole-proprietor, corporation, LLC, etc.)

Date you started sell in Iowa

Types of products or services sold

How much does it cost to apply for a sales tax permit in Iowa?

It’s free to apply for a sales tax permit, but other business registration fees may apply.

How long does it take to receive your Iowa sales tax permit?

You will receive your Iowa sales tax license in the main within 4-6 weeks.

Do you have to renew your Iowa sales tax permit?

No.

Would you prefer a tax professional handle your sales tax registration?

Fill out our State Registrations form and we’ll put you in touch with a vetted sales tax pro.

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