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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on May 14, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Iowa, we recommend that you visit the Iowa Economic Development Authority website or IA Source Link's guidance on financial assistance for businesses.

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Description of Program and Relief

Extension on Unemployment Insurance Tax Payments for Certain Small Companies

On March 23, 2020, the Governor of Iowa announced that first quarter unemployment tax payments that are due April 30, 2020 will be delayed until the end of the 2nd quarter, July 31, 2020.

Government or Lead Agency

Iowa Workforce Development

Dates Available

Effective immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligible employers include those employers with 50 or fewer employees. To qualify for the extension, the employer must be current on all quarterly tax payments before the 1st quarter of 2020 regardless of whether or not they are seeking an extension of tax payment. All employers must file Quarterly Employers Contribution and Pay roll Report electronically by 4:30 p.m. on April 24, 2020 to avoid a late report filing penalty. Eligible employers also must be in good standing with no delinquencies in quarterly payments. Employers must notify IWD of intent to delay payment by Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

Eligible employers must file their Quarterly Employers Contribution and Pay roll Report by 4:30 p.m. on April 24, 2020, and file their unemployment tax payments by July 31, 2020.

Contact for More Information

For more information contact the Unemployment Insurance Tax division at (888) 848-7 442 or

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