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?
Iowa Taxes: Married Filing Separately on Combined Return vs. Married Filing Separately on Separate Returns
Iowa tax law throws unique wrinkles at taxpayers when it comes to filing options for married couples.
Image courtesy of user Nemo on Pixabay.com One of my side projects this past summer was to start working on a reference guide for Iowa tax returns. In looking through other published materials, I see California and New York have guidebooks. In my opinion Iowa taxes are just as convoluted as those states, but [...]
How do amounts given to the charitable checkoffs affect the federal tax return as to the following two scenarios: 1) Being taxed on your Iowa tax refund, and 2) Deducting any Iowa taxes owed?