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Accounting for Iowa Charitable Checkoffs on the Federal Tax Return

By | September 16th, 2016|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

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?

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From the Archives: Are Donations to a 501(c)(4) Deductible?

By | June 30th, 2015|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , |

Are donations to a 501(c)(4) deductible. Generally the answer is no for individuals, and "maybe" for businesses.

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Iowa Charitable “Checkoffs”

By | February 13th, 2014|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

Something that a lot of taxpayers (and tax preparers -- including me) in Iowa often overlook is the "charitable checkoffs" a taxpayer can make on their Iowa tax return. Taxpayers can choose to donate money on their Iowa return to these causes: Fish and Wildlife: donations made here go towards Iowa's Wildlife Diversity Program, which monitor's [...]

Deducting Miles Driven for Charity

By | January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: , |

Taxpayers may be able to deduct miles driven for charity.

Are Donations to a 501(c)(4) Deductible?

By | November 28th, 2012|Categories: Potpourri of Tax Topics|Tags: |

Can you deduct donations to a 501(c)(4). In general, the answer is no.