Dual Party Relay Service Assessment

Updated October 5, 2021

In 2018, the Iowa Legislature made changes to the Iowa Dual Party Relay Service (DPRS) law found in Iowa Code chapter 477C. Section 477C.7 requires wireless carriers and wire-line local exchange carriers providing telecommunications service in the state to pay three cents ($.03) per month for each telecommunications service phone number provided in Iowa.

Change to DPRS Assessment Reporting and Collection Method

The reporting and collection method for the DPRS Assessment is changing from quarterly to annual. The goal of this change is to streamline and simplify the process for telecommunications companies entering the required information for the assessment. Line counts for each month of the prior calendar year will be reported annually between January 1 and April 1, beginning in 2022. This allows for a more accurate line count and eliminates the need for quarterly reporting and payment of the DPRS assessment.

The final quarterly DPRS assessment will cover the period of April, May, and June 2021. If you are unsure whether your company has completed that assessment or previous quarters, please contact iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov.

In 2022, telecommunications companies will report their revenue-producing telecommunications service phone numbers for the previous calendar year within IUB 24/7, instead of via Google Forms. The company will then be invoiced for the assessment amount owed. Detailed instructions will be provided soon. 

The IUB encourages telecommunications companies that have not yet created a company profile in IUB 24/7 to do so prior to January 1, 2022. Instructions on creating a company profile in IUB 24/7 can be found here

To report for a prior period/fiscal year, please email iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov and a link to the form will be provided to you.  Please include in your email the reporting quarter(s) for which a form link is requested.

Additionally, see IUB rules in 199 IAC chapter 17, "Assessments," created in Docket Number RMU-2016-0025. The IUB issued an Order Adopting Amendments on July 19, 2019. 

For general questions, please call the IUB’s customer service staff at 515.725.7300 or email iub.billings@iub.iowa.gov.

Printed from the website on December 03, 2021 at 12:07pm.