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Can an Iowan Claim a 529 Deduction for Contributions Into Another State’s 529 Plan?

By | August 1st, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

Can a taxpayer claim a deduction in Iowa for contributions made to another state's 529 plan? The short answer is no.

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Do IPERS Contributions Count Towards the Retirement Savers Credit?

By | June 27th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

do amounts an employees’ puts into IPERS - the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System -- count towards the retirement savers credit? The short answer is no, because IPERS is a defined benefit plan, not a defined contribution plan -- even though employees do make contributions to IPERS.

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Iowa Taxes and Married Filing Separately: Wrapup Post

By | June 20th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , |

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.

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

By | June 13th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

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.

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

By | June 6th, 2018|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

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.

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