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Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issues 11 & 12: Filing Requirements, Federal Tax Refunds

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. For example, Iowa has 3 different filing statuses a married couple can choose from, and most deduction items are allocated pro rata between spouses who file separately.

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Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issues 11 & 12: Filing Requirements, Federal Tax Refunds

May 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. For example, Iowa has 3 different filing statuses a married couple can choose from, and most deduction items are allocated pro rata between spouses who file separately.

Can I Deduct Cash Put Into the Collection Plate at Church?

May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

At first blush, the answer to the question posed in the title of this post would seem to be yes. Unfortunately, the answer is actually “no.”

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issue 8, 9 & 10: Moving Expenses, Student Loan Interest, Deductions Relating to a Dependent

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This post will look at allocating moving expenses, student loan interest, and deductions relating to a dependent.

Small Business

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?

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You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

State Taxes

2405, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issues 11 & 12: Filing Requirements, Federal Tax Refunds

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. For example, Iowa has 3 different filing statuses a married couple can choose from, and most deduction items are allocated pro rata between spouses who file separately.

1605, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issue 8, 9 & 10: Moving Expenses, Student Loan Interest, Deductions Relating to a Dependent

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This post will look at allocating moving expenses, student loan interest, and deductions relating to a dependent.