Potpourri of Tax Topics

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

By | May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

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.”

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Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issue 7: Pension Exclusion

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

Iowa allows an exclusion of up to $12,000 of pension/retirement account income for taxpayers age 55 and older. When taxpayers file separate tax returns, the $12,000 exclusion might need to be allocated.

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Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately, Issue 6: Health Insurance Deduction

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

Iowa allows a deduction in full for health insurance premiums paid with after-tax dollars. This deductions is available to everyone, even those who don't itemize. Here's how this deduction works for people filing as married filing separately.

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What If My Ex Won’t Sign Form 8332?

By | April 4th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

If your ex won't sign Form 8332 to let you claim the kids, you don't have a lot of good options.

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What are Excess Social Security Refunds?

By | March 28th, 2018|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , , |

What are “excess Social Security taxes” and how do some taxpayers get a refund of those taxes? Let’s take a look.

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