January 23, 2018

Education & Professional Development

Webinar - Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors

January 9, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: Terry O’Neill, IA Department of Revenue - Davenport, IA

One of the most common questions received by the Department is how to handle Iowa sales tax-related to construction.  How and when sales tax applies to both purchases and sales made by these businesses depends on the type of contractor involved. 

Building materials are normally always subject to tax.  Labor may be taxable is some cases, but not in others.  Labor is only taxable if the work being performed is listed as a taxable service.

In addition, a service which is ordinarily taxable would be exempt from sales tax if performed on, or in connection with, certain types of construction.  In this fast-paced and informative webinar, we will address these concerns and help you better understand taxes as a contractor.

Webinar Series - 2018 Legislative Focus

January 19, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Presenter: Ben Hammes, Master Builders of Iowa - Des Moines, IA

There is always something interesting going on at the Iowa Statehouse during the legislative session and in an effort to enhance MBI’s advocacy efforts and keep members informed, MBI’s public affairs team will host a series of webinars during the 2018 Legislative Session. On the third Friday of each month in which the legislature is in session, MBI Director of Public Affairs, Ben Hammes, will provide members their insights on what is going on at the Capitol, as well as help to keep members informed on construction-related issues. Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand what our elected-officials are talking about, while also learning how they can help move MBI’s legislative agenda forward.

Registering for this webinar will also register you for the remainder of the 2018 series.