Polk County Sales Tax Increase

Effective July 1, 2019

On March 5, 2019, voters approved a 1-cent (on the dollar) sales tax increase in Polk County for the cities of Des Moines, Alleman, Altoona, Pleasant Hill, West Des Moines, and Windsor Heights. This 1-cent increase will start on July 1, 2019. Companies who have sales in these jurisdictions will need to ensure their point of sale or other tracking systems are updated for this change.

Here is a link to the Iowa Department of Revenue page with information on the new Jurisdictions with the local option tax: https://tax.iowa.gov/businesses/local-option-sales-tax/new-iowa-local-option-tax-jurisdictions

Now is the time to reach out to your software providers to confirm your systems will be automatically updated for the change when the calendar turns to July or if you will need to manually adjust any settings. Feel free to reach out to us to assist with the updates to your sales systems so you will be ready for the July 1 change.