Statewide School Infrastructure Sales and Services Tax (formerly known as Local Option Sales & Services Tax for School Infrastructure-LOSST)
Statewide sales and services tax moneys received for school infrastructure purposes shall be utilized solely for school infrastructure needs or school district property tax relief. "School infrastructure" means those activities for which a school district is authorized to contract indebtedness and issue general obligation bonds under Iowa Code section 296.1, except those activities related to a teacher's or superintendent's home or homes.
These activities include the construction, reconstruction, repair, demolition work, purchasing, or remodeling of schoolhouses, stadiums, gyms, field houses, and bus garages and the procurement of schoolhouse construction sites and making of site improvements and those activities for which revenues under Iowa Code section 298.3 or section 300.2 may be spent. Additionally, "school infrastructure" includes the payment or retirement of outstanding bonds previously issued for school infrastructure purposes, and the payment or retirement of bonds issued under Iowa Code section 423E.5.
After July 1, 2008, all local sales and services taxes for school infrastructure purposes are replaced by the increase in the state sales, services, and use taxes from five to six percent (Iowa Code section 423F.2).