Related Topics:

General Tax Guidance
Sales, Use & Excise Tax

Due to recent storms, Governor Reynolds authorized a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency in response to severe weather that occurred and declared several counties in Iowa to be disaster areas. For taxpayers who may have missed deadlines to file or pay Iowa taxes because records were destroyed by those storms, tax penalty relief is available.

You can request penalty relief by submitting a penalty waiver request on GovConnectIowa or by submitting a Penalty Waiver Request (78-629), if you:

  • Missed a filing or payment deadline falling on or after the date of a disaster proclamation listed below due to the disaster, and
  • Are assessed a late file or late pay penalty

NOTE: Tax penalty relief is not an extension of the due date for any return or payment due to the Iowa Department of Revenue.