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Iowa Form Guide

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Streamlined Sales Tax Form 

  • Rev. 3/06-2

 

Required fields:

  1. Seller’s name.
  2. Purchaser name and address.
  3. Purchase nature of business.
  4. Reason for exemption.
  5. General description of products purchased.
  6. Iowa state ID number if retailer.
  7. Sign and date.

Notes:

  • Contractors cannot make purchases tax-free without providing their exemption certificate along with the exemption certificate provided to them for the project. IA pub. 78-637,8/10/07.
  • Some prior exemption certificates state they are only valid for 3 years. If the certificate has this on the paper, then it should expire in 3 years from the sign date and be replaced with a new form. If the current SST form is used they are good indefinitely. IA statute 423.51 now follows the SST guidelines for certificates never expiring.
  • Churches are not exempt by statute and must provide an exemption certificate with a valid exempt/resale number. Nonprofit museums and private educational institutions may claim exempt status without an ID number. Federal, state and local government agencies are exempt by statute 423.3.31.
  • A copy of a state permit or license is not a valid resale exemption. An exemption certificate must be completed.

Example forms

  • IA-Retired 31-014 Exemption Certificate

Notes:
You can find these forms in the certificate library.

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