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State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Iowa Department of Revenue
Help Desk
eFile Service Unit
P.O. Box 10457
Des Moines, IA - 50306-0457
Website: www.state.ia.us/tax
Email: idr@iowa.gov
Phone: 515-281-3114
Fax: 515-281-0431
Tax Refund Inquiries: 515-281-4966 or 800-572-3944
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : None
E-filing Mandate : No
Form for opting out of mandate : n/a
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : No
Estimate Payments : Yes, except for married filing separate combined
Extension : No
Additional Return Types :
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains IA-8453 for 3 years
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 7-13 days
Paper Return : 6-12 weeks
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : See Iowa Modernized e-File Developer Guide and Information for eFile Providers

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