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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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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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