Changes to Iowa Dual Party Relay Service Assessments

Thoughtware Alert Oct 25, 2018
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In 2018 the Iowa Legislature and governor approved changes in House File 2446 to the Iowa Dual Party Relay Service (DPRS) found in Iowa Code Chapter 477C. This also included changes to subsection 477C.7, which requires wireline local exchange carriers and wireless carriers providing services within the state of Iowa to pay three cents per month for each telecommunications phone number in Iowa.

The report form and payments are due every quarter. The first report and payment is due to the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) by October 31, 2018, for the third quarter of 2018. Subsequent reports and payments will be due for the fourth quarter by January 31, for the first quarter by April 30, for the second quarter by July 31 and for the third quarter by October 31 of every year.

For submitting the form for the DPRS fees, there is no requirement for username or password. Access the form on the IUB website, enter the required information and then press submit. When you click submit, you are certifying the information is accurate and complete. After pressing submit an email is sent to the contact person listed on the submitted form. The email contains the payment instructions. The form needs to be completed all in one step since there is no way to save the online form and finish completing later.

The IUB webpage contains a link to the online Quarterly Assessment Form, or you can access the online form directly (no username or password required to access and submit form).

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