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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.

Why Does Iowa Make You Add Federal Self-Employment Tax to Income?

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

On the Iowa 1040, taxpayers are required to add federal self-employment tax for the current year into income for Iowa purposes. Why does Iowa require this?

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Iowa Tuition and Textbook Credit: Dealing with Private School Expenses

By | March 27th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Iowa offers a tax credit called the "tuition and textbook credit" for expenses relating to dependents who are in grades K-12. What about if you send your kids to a private school that teaches religious doctrines?

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Can a Non-Resident of Iowa Take the Deduction for Health Insurance Premiums?

By | March 9th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Can a non-resident take the deduction for health insurance premiums on their non-resident Iowa tax return? Yes.

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Why is it Better to File Married Filing Separately in Iowa?

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Today I want to answer a basic question: it’s almost always better for married couples to file as married filing separately instead of married filing jointly on their Iowa return. Why?

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