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Business Tax Registration

Welcome to the Online Business Permit Registration system. After reading these instructions carefully, click the "Start" button at the bottom this page to begin.

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You may register for the following Iowa permits online:
  • Sales Tax
  • Withholding Tax
  • Retailer's Use Tax
  • Consumers Use Tax
  • Automobile Rental Tax
  • Hotel/Motel Tax

Registration is not needed for these taxes:
  • Corporation
  • Partnership

Before you begin, please have the following information ready:
  • Federal Employers ID Number (FEIN), if applicable
  • Business owners and their Social Security Number(s) (SSN)

This application has been divided into six simple steps.
  • Step 1: Business Information
  • Step 2: Business Ownership
  • Step 3: Business Details
  • Step 4: Tax Registration
  • Step 5: Application Review
  • Step 6: Sign and Submit the Application

Use the Help Button located at the top right corner of every page to view questions and answers associated with that page.

Unable to Finish?
Your information is saved at the completion of each step, and you can quit at any time. If you cannot complete the application, please click the "GET PIN" button at the top of each page. You can use that information to access your partially completed applications. Partially completed application will be deleted after 7 days.

When you finish registering, print a copy of the summary screen for your records. You may begin to collect tax immediately. Your copy will serve as proof of registration until you receive your permit number in the mail.