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Iowa/STAWRS Project. Wayne Cooper and Donna Hockensmith. Iowa. Iowa Project Goals. Satisfy employers by allowing them to meet both federal and state quarterly employment tax filing requirements by sending one quarterly transmission to a single state agency.

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Iowa stawrs project

Iowa/STAWRS Project

Wayne Cooper and Donna Hockensmith

Iowa


Iowa project goals
Iowa Project Goals

  • Satisfy employers by allowing them to meet both federal and state quarterly employment tax filing requirements by sending one quarterly transmission to a single state agency.

  • Allow a state agency to divide and transmit tax and wage reporting data to participating agencies.

  • Minimize filing costs.

  • Provide employers an electronic means to submit combined transmissions.



Major milestones
Major Milestones

  • State agreed to explore joint project (6/97).

  • Federal and state working groups were established (8/97).

  • Initial combined form was drafted (9/97).

  • Combined form line-by-line instructions were drafted (9/97).

  • Employer group was convened to review initial draft form and instructions (9/97).

  • Employer group feedback was provided and analyzed (11/97).

  • Mail out for parallel test was completed (1/98).


Major milestones continued
Major Milestones - Continued

  • Parallel test was conducted (2/98, 5/98, 8/98).

  • Parallel test was analyzed (12/98).

  • Prototype software for live combined filing was developed (7/99).

  • Iowa prototype software was provided to employers (7/99).

  • Iowa security documentation for interim level C-2 was completed (7/99).

  • Cooperative agreement was signed (7/99).

  • MOU was signed (7/99).


Major milestones upcoming
Major Milestones - Upcoming

  • Conduct pilot filing of combined electronic form and software.

  • Conduct second pilot filing of combined electronic form and software.

  • Conduct third pilot filing of combined electronic form and software.

  • Review pilot results.

  • Issue recommendation on institutionalization.

  • Coordinate negotiations with IRS.

  • Perform operations and maintenance.


Iowa hopes for the future
Iowa Hopes for the Future

  • All employer returns filed electronically from payroll software.

  • Auto EFT payments made timely.

  • W-2’s sent electronically to SSA from payroll software and electronically furnished back to states.

  • Returns from other agencies become part of package.


Iowa project contacts
Iowa Project Contacts

  • Renny Dohse

    Administrator, Iowa Workforce Development Reynel.M.Dohse@iwd.state.ia.us

  • Wayne Cooper

    Manager, Iowa Dept. Revenue & Finance Wcooper@max.state.ia.us

  • Larry Venenga

    Tax Chief, Iowa Workforce Development Larry.Venenga@iwd.state.ia.us