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Business Tax Registration

Welcome to the State of Iowa Business Tax online registration system. After reading these instructions carefully, click the "Start" button at the bottom of this page to begin.

- At the top of the Business Ownership screen (Step 2) you will first be presented with a button that says Get PIN. Please click on this button to obtain your UserID and PIN which may be used to re-access a saved application within the next 7 days.

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You may register for the following Iowa permits online:

  • Sales Tax
  • Automobile Rental Tax
  • Hotel/Motel Tax
  • Household Hazardous Materials
  • Consumers use Tax
  • Out-Of-State Retailer's use Tax
  • Withholding Tax
  • Corporation Income Tax
  • Partnership Income Tax
You may register for the following types of businesses:
  • Sole Proprietor
  • Government
  • Association
  • Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Liability 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)

If you are unable to complete this process in one sitting…
your information is saved at the completion of each step, and you can quit at any time. You will be assigned a UserID and PIN immediately. If you cannot complete the application, you will use that information to access your partially completed applications within 7 days of beginning the process. Partially completed application will be deleted after 7 days.


This application has been divided into six simple steps.
Be sure to complete all six steps. Your USERID and PIN will be made available after you complete the business information step (Step 1).
  • 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 Icon located at the top right corner of every page to view questions and answers associated with that page, or to submit your own question.

Within 4-6 weeks you will receive in the mail:

  • Sales Tax & Retailer's Use Tax : A letter containing your Business eFile Number (BEN), your permit number, and a printed permit.
  • Consumer's Use Tax & Withholding: A letter containing your Business eFile Number (BEN) and your permit number. The letter will not include a printed permit.
When you finish registering, print a copy of the summary screen for your records.