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2018 Tax Season Recap: Not Too Bad

It's time for my annual look back on how the tax season went. Unlike the last 3 seasons, I don't have a lot to complain about.

The Dinesen Tax Times

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Wrapup Post

June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Over the last few months I've been posting excerpts from a presentation I give about the "married filing separately" filing status on Iowa tax returns. We've reached the end of this series, and the parts are scattered across multiple months, so I am pulling together each post, with links, below.

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issues 14 and 15: Itemized Deductions and Tax Credits

June 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This post will cover allocation of itemized deductions, and allocation of tax credits, when couples file separately in Iowa.

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issue 13: Deduction for Federal Taxes

June 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issue 13: Deduction for Federal Taxes

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This post will focus on deducting federal tax payments on your Iowa tax return.

Small Business

1403, 2018

If a Not-for-Profit Loses Its Corporate Status, Does It Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status As Well?

If a not-for-profit loses its corporate status at the state level, does this affect its tax-exempt status with the IRS?

305, 2016

You Can Afford Employees But Not an Accountant?

Things business owners have actually said to me: "I hired employees but can't afford an accountant."

State Taxes

2006, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Wrapup Post

Over the last few months I've been posting excerpts from a presentation I give about the "married filing separately" filing status on Iowa tax returns. We've reached the end of this series, and the parts are scattered across multiple months, so I am pulling together each post, with links, below.

1306, 2018

Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Issues 14 and 15: Itemized Deductions and Tax Credits

Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. This post will cover allocation of itemized deductions, and allocation of tax credits, when couples file separately in Iowa.