Unlike with federal tax returns, taxpayers can indeed amend an Iowa return to separate filing status after filing the original Iowa return jointly.
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.
In this part, we’ll talk more about the mechanics of filing your tax return. This includes things such as choosing a filing status and deciding which form to use.