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Can an Iowan Claim a 529 Deduction for Contributions Into Another State’s 529 Plan?

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Can a taxpayer claim a deduction in Iowa for contributions made to another state's 529 plan? The short answer is no.

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Claiming Spouse as Dependent: What is Gross Income?

By | July 25th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Pixabay.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about whether or not a married couple can choose to file a separate return where one spouse claims the other spouse as a dependent. The answer is yes, if the spouse being claimed as a dependent: Has no gross income, and [...]

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When and How to Fill Out a Form W-9

By | July 18th, 2018|Categories: Small Businesses Taxes|Tags: , , |

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 the most-common usage of Form W-9, which is to collect information from contractors so a Form 1099 can be prepared. I will not be getting into other uses of the [...]

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Can I Claim My Disabled Spouse as a Dependent?

By | July 11th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

This question comes up now and then: My spouse is disabled and has no income; can we file as married filing separately and I claim him/her as a dependent on my tax return?

From the Archives: Adjunct Professors and Mileage Deductions

By | July 4th, 2018|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

Since it's a holiday week, I'm re-posting popular stories from the past. This one, from 2012, talks about adjunct professors and mileage deductions.

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