Iowa payroll tax form information

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Select a state from the drop-down list or visit the State-specific payroll tax form information topic to view payroll tax form information for that state.

Unemployment forms

Agency: Iowa Workforce Development

Website: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
65-5300 Approved Web fill-in, Electronic No Last day of the following month*
68-0434 Approved Paper No Last day of the following month*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

Withholding forms

Agency: Iowa Department of Revenue

Website: http://www.iowa.gov/tax/

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
44-095a Non-submittable only Web fill-in, Internet No Last day of the following month*
96-048 Approved Paper, Internet No By deposit schedule*
44-007(VSP) Non-submittable only Web fill-in, Internet No February 15th*
W-2 Copy 1 Available up to 2022 (No approval required) Internet No February 15th*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

Other forms

1099 forms

Description Approval Information Filing Methods Web fill-in Form Due Date
1099-B No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-DIV No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-G No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-INT No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-MISC No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-OID No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-R No approval required Internet No February 15th*
W-2G No approval required Internet No February 15th*
1099-NEC No approval required Internet No February 15th*

* Due date adjusts for non-banking days

See also: State 1099 files overview

Note: Files are created only when the vendor has Iowa state address.

State website: www.tax.iowa.gov

Form processing tips

Iowa Form 65-5300 supports multi-unit reporting. For more information, see Adding reporting units for work locations.

E-filing notes

Forms 96-048 and 44-007(VSP)

  • Registration with the State of Iowa is required to become a bulk filer prior to sending your files.
  • File fixed width text file
  • Navigate to the Iowa Department of Revenue website, log in to GovConnectIowa, and then upload the files.

Form 65-5300

  • Registration is required to obtain a state-issued EFIN which is required for electronic filing.
  • File format - FSET
Notes
  • Note: There is a per-return transmission cost for electronically filing federal 94x forms; enrollment files do not accrue a fee. There is no additional transmission cost for electronically filing state forms. For more information, see Common questions about FSET.
  • If you are using the Electronic filing method, (recommended for large employers or service providers) you can get more information on setting up a Secure File Transfer by contacting the My Iowa UI Customer Service team via phone (888-848-7442) or emailing them at iwduitax@iwd.iowa.gov.
  • Enter the Iowa EFIN and Reporting agent PIN in the Transmission Information dialog, accessed from the Actions > Process Electronic Forms screen.

State ID formats

Unemployment ID: 6 characters or less

Withholding ID: 9 or 12 characters

New hire reporting

Reporting methods

File Upload Type: Magnetic

General reporting requirements

Electronic filing required: No
Filing frequency: 15 days from hire date
Registration required: Yes

Website:

Related topics

State-specific payroll tax form information

Processing state payroll tax forms

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