Iowa Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds

What is a Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond?

Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds are required for contractors that have been issued a transaction privilege tax license, those with construction contracts for projects exceeding $50,000 and those who have a history of delinquent tax payment.

These surety bonds ensure that contractors pay all taxes, including transaction privilege taxes, penalties and other financial obligations promptly and in full. Coverage is offered based on the type of work being completed by the contractor:

  • General Contractors of Residential Buildings (Excluding Single-Family Housing), Operative Builders and Special Trade Contractors
  • General Contractors of Single-Family Residential Housing
  • General Contractors of Non-Residential Industrial Buildings and Structures
  • Non-Residential, Heavy Construction Contractors
  • Non-Residential, Heavy Construction Contractors

Which states require Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds?

Pacific Surety proudly offers Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds in the following states:

If you do not see your state listed, please contact us and our knowledgeable underwriters will assist you.

What is the bond amount for Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds?

Bond amounts for Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds vary and are set by the local rules and statutes regulating the industry. Therefore, bond amounts and requirements will fluctuate from state to state. Please contact us with specific questions, and our knowledgeable underwriting staff will assist you.

How much does a Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond cost?

Pricing for Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds varies, and your premium will be based on the following factors:

  • State the bond is required in
  • Amount of the bond
  • Term length of the bond
  • Proof that there are not outstanding taxes
  • Personal credit for anyone with at least a 10% ownership stake in the business

Individuals with good credit can expect to pay between 1%-5% of the bond amount. Qualified applicants could pay as little as $100 annually for a $10,000 Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond. To find out how much your bond is going to cost, please complete our online application for your free, no obligation price quote.

Can I get a Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond with bad credit?

Pacific Surety offers a wide range of approvals, regardless of credit, for Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds. With our strong surety relationships, we have the ability to approve 99% of applicants, regardless of how bad their credit is. Our knowledgeable underwriting staff will work with you to ensure you receive the lowest possible pricing for your bond. Applicants with substandard credit can expect to pay 5%-10% of the bond amount in premium. To see what rate you will qualify for, please complete our online application for your free, no obligation price quote.

How do I purchase a Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond?

The first step is to complete our quick online application for your free, no obligation bond quote. Submission takes only five minutes, and our underwriting staff will be in contact with you within a couple of hours with pricing. If you prefer to speak with our knowledgeable staff, please call 1-866-722-7873 and one of our Underwriters will assist you in applying for your bond.

After you receive approval, you must sign an indemnity agreement with the surety and provide payment for your bond premium. In most cases, we can issue bonds the same day we receive your signed documents and payment.

Who does a Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bond protect?

Unlike insurance, which protects you, your home or your business, Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds protect the obligee (entity requiring the bond). If the principal (licensed contractor) does not pay all applicable taxes, a claim can be filed by the obligee with the surety company for relief. If the claim is valid, the surety will pay up to the penal sum of the bond to resolve the claim. You are then required to reimburse the surety for all monies paid out, including any attorney fees incurred by the surety in the defense of the claim.

Claims can be detrimental to your business. Not only do they cause financial harm, they make it very difficult, if not impossible, to get bonded again.

Pacific Surety Proudly offers Contractor Taxpayer Surety Bonds in the following States:

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