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Can You File Separately in Iowa if One Spouse Has No Income?

Someone asked me recently if a married couple could file separate Iowa tax returns even if one spouse has no income. The answer is yes, but the only reason you'd want to do this would be to keep tax liabilities separate, because the ending tax liability would be the same under any of the filing statuses.

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Can You File Separately in Iowa if One Spouse Has No Income?

September 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Someone asked me recently if a married couple could file separate Iowa tax returns even if one spouse has no income. The answer is yes, but the only reason you'd want to do this would be to keep tax liabilities separate, because the ending tax liability would be the same under any of the filing statuses.

Iowa Low-Income Exemption and Adjustments to Income

September 12th, 2018|0 Comments

This post will focus on the "low-income exemption" on Iowa tax returns, and how various adjustments to Iowa income play into the exemption calculation.

From the Archives: Married Filing Separately is Not the Same Thing as Filing Single

September 5th, 2018|Comments Off on From the Archives: Married Filing Separately is Not the Same Thing as Filing Single

Married filing separately is not the same thing as filing as single.

Small Business

1807, 2018

When and How to Fill Out a Form W-9

Image courtesy of user "myrfa" on Pixabay.com Today I want to write about Form W-9 and when it's used. My discussion will focus on [...]

1403, 2018

If a Not-for-Profit Loses Its Corporate Status, Does It Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status As Well?

If a not-for-profit loses its corporate status at the state level, does this affect its tax-exempt status with the IRS?

State Taxes

1909, 2018

Can You File Separately in Iowa if One Spouse Has No Income?

Someone asked me recently if a married couple could file separate Iowa tax returns even if one spouse has no income. The answer is yes, but the only reason you'd want to do this would be to keep tax liabilities separate, because the ending tax liability would be the same under any of the filing statuses.

1209, 2018

Iowa Low-Income Exemption and Adjustments to Income

This post will focus on the "low-income exemption" on Iowa tax returns, and how various adjustments to Iowa income play into the exemption calculation.