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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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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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