Iowa Department of Revenue offers Disaster Emergency Tax Penalty Relief after Proclamation

Due to recent storms, Iowa Governor Kim 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.

Those individuals can request penalty relief by submitting a penalty waiver request online at or by submitting a Penalty Waiver Request on the Iowa Department Of Revenue website at, if they missed a filing or payment deadline falling on or after the date of a disaster proclamation (June 24 for Allamakee County) due to the disaster, and are assessed a late file or late pay penalty. Tax penalty relief is not an extension of the due date for any return or payment due to Iowa Department of Revenue.