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Why is it Better to File Married Filing Separately in Iowa?

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

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?

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Iowa Taxes: Married Filing Separately on Combined Return vs. Married Filing Separately on Separate Returns

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iowa tax law throws unique wrinkles at taxpayers when it comes to filing options for married couples.

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From the Archives: How to Allocate the Deduction for Federal Estimated Tax Payments on Your Iowa Tax Return

By | May 31st, 2016|Categories: From the Archives|Tags: , , , |

Iowa allows a deduction for federal income taxes paid, including estimated tax payments. The deduction for estimated payments is not straightforward if you're filing your tax return as married filing separately.