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Are Dental Insurance Premiums Deductible in Iowa?

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Iowa allows a deduction in full for health insurance premiums paid with after-tax dollars. This sometimes creates questions about what exactly counts as a "health insurance premium." For example, does dental insurance count? The short answer is, yes.

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Iowa Deduction for Charitable Mileage

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of user Maialisa on Pixabay.com Iowa allows taxpayers to take an extra itemized deduction for charitable mileage. Here’s how it works. Background On federal tax returns, taxpayers who itemize deductions can take a deduction for mileage driven for charitable purposes. The deduction is equal to 14 cents per mile. (Note: this amount [...]

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Iowa Department of Revenue: Painfully Slow on Everything

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Tax refunds are not the only thing the Iowa Department of Revenue is being slow with.

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Basics of the Iowa Pension Exclusion, Part 1

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Tax law in Iowa allows some people who are receiving retirement benefits to avoid taxation on some or all of those benefits. Here’s an overview.

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Can an Iowa Tax Return be Amended from Joint to Separate Filing Status?

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Unlike with federal tax returns, taxpayers can indeed amend an Iowa return to separate filing status after filing the original Iowa return jointly.

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