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Basics of the Iowa Pension Exclusion, Part 1

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Iowa allows taxpayers to exclude some or all of their retirement income under certain circumstances. Here are the basics of how the Iowa pension exclusion works.

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Can I Claim My Boyfriend/Girlfriend As a Dependent?

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

This question comes up a lot, and the answer -- as always -- is "maybe."

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Deducting Long-Term Care Premiums on an Iowa Tax Return

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Long-term care premiums are deductible in full on the Iowa tax return, NOT subject to the federal limitations.

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Glossary: Tier I/Tier II Railroad Retirement Benefits

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , , |

Railroad Retirement Benefits are a form of retirement income for people employed by railroads in the United States. Let's look at how these benefits are taxed.

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Revisiting a History of Marriage in the Tax Code, Part 9

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

Head of household filing status was created in 1951.

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