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General Instructions

The Iowa Department of Revenue does not require you to file a request for additional time. Iowa grants an automatic extension until October 31, 2015 to file your 2014 tax return. However, to avoid penalties and interest, you must pay 90% of your current year tax liability by April 30, 2015.

If an additional payment is necessary in order to meet the 90% requirement, you must make payment using the Iowa Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher IA-1040V. If 90% of the correct tax is not paid timely, penalty, and interest apply.

Interest will accrue on any tax not paid by the original due date.

If you owe taxes, payment must be made by April 30, 2015 or penalty and interest will be assessed.

Pay your taxes online with ePay at The Iowa Department of Revenue. If you file electronically, do not send a payment voucher.

You can also pay online at Official Payments Corporation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express credit and debit cards, and other forms of payment, such as Bill Me Later® are accepted. To make a debit card payment you can use a MasterCard or Visa Debit Card or any debit card with Nyce, Pulse or Star logos.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Pay your taxes by phone by calling Official Payments toll-free at 1-800-272-9829. This automated service is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. At the end of your call you will be given a confirmation number. Save this as proof of payment for your records.

There is a convenience fee for this service which is paid directly to the company. The amount of the fee is based on the amount of your payment.

Along with the payment voucher, send a check in the amount of the estimated tax due made payable to Treasurer – State of Iowa. Do not staple payment to the payment voucher. Mail to:
Iowa Income Tax
Iowa Department of Revenue
PO Box 9187
Des Moines, IA 50306-9187

Late Filing Penalty: A penalty of 10% of the tax due will be added to the tax due for failure to timely file a return if 90% of the tax is not paid by the due date.

Late Payment Penalty: A penalty of 5% will be added to the tax due if at least 90% of the correct tax is not paid by the due date. If both penalties apply, only the 10% penalty is charged.

Interest: Taxes payable during calendar year 2013 are subject to interest at a rate of .4% per month/5% per year, which accrues on unpaid tax from the due date of the deposit or return. Interest is computed on an entire-month basis, not daily. If you use Iowa’s eFile and Pay, it will automatically calculate interest due if the return is filed late.

If you are expecting a refund from Iowa there is nothing to be filed, an extension is automatically granted until October 31, 2015 for the filing of your 2014 tax return.

For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Revenue