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Iowa Abolishes Reporting of “Sales by County”


 Iowa County, Iowa.

As of July 1, 2014, it is no longer a requirement for taxpayers to report “Sales by County” in Iowa Department of Revenue, this impacts sales tax, retailer’s use tax, consumer’s use tax, and direct pay. Taxable sales subject to local option tax remain reportable.

The department’s eFile & Pay system should reflect this change “on or around” October 1, 2014, when all references to “Sales by County” on quarter and annual sales and use tax returns will be deleted from all filing methods (telephone, online, and bulk filing). Additional information.

The sales tax reporting change is one of many 2013 legislative changes impacting sales and use tax—most of which took effect in 2013.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.