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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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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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Iowa Taxes: Married Filing Separately on Combined Return vs. Married Filing Separately on Separate Returns

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iowa tax law throws unique wrinkles at taxpayers when it comes to filing options for married couples.

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