Tax refunds are not the only thing the Iowa Department of Revenue is being slow with.
For a business in Iowa, the basic sales tax rate is 6%. Some locations in Iowa also assess an additional 1% “local option sales tax,” which makes the sales tax in that location 7%. Sales tax is not an expense of your business. Instead, it’s a tax you collect from your customers and pass on to the state.
As I have written about before, Iowa taxes you on your federal tax refund. How does this work for same-sex married couples? Do they use the actual amounts received on their separate returns they actually filed, or do they use the "hypothetical" refund amount from their "mock" joint federal return they create as part of preparing [...]
Iowa quarterly tax payments are due to the state by 9/30, but the Iowa Department of Revenue has granted a one-month extension of that deadline for taxpayers affected by Missouri River flooding in western Iowa. People in Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawatamie and Woodbury Counties will have until October 31 to make their estimated payments. Radio [...]