Kudos to Iowa Department of Revenue!
Plagued by a reputation of being techno-challenged, state Departments of Revenue have not been THE place to go for employer or taxpayer assistance. Iowa is out to change this image, and we can hope the other states follow! The Iowa Department of Revenue has included a link on their website to an Online Training page where both employers and taxpayers can view Power Point presentations that explain “tax responsibilities and compliance with Iowa Tax Law.” Topics include Business Withholding Taxes and Sales/Use Tax, and taxpayer Iowa income tax returns and Consumer’s Use Tax. The presentations are proactive and do a great job of anticipating questions that both business and individuals might ask, so the information provided is easy to understand and very helpful.
If you either employee workers in Iowa, or if you pay taxes in Iowa yourself, it’s definitely worth a look. They promise that they will add more Power Points, voiceovers, and videos in the future. Visit the new Online Training page at the Iowa Department of Revenue website. Keep up the good work, Iowa!