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Iowa Department of Revenue: Painfully Slow on Everything

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , |

Tax refunds are not the only thing the Iowa Department of Revenue is being slow with.

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Getting Your Business Off to a Good Start, Part 4: Sales Tax

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Small Business Tax and Accounting|Tags: , |

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.

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IRS Releases FAQ for Same-Sex Married Couples

By | October 12th, 2012|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes|Tags: , , |

The IRS has published an FAQ for same-sex married couples regarding taxes.

Taxation of Federal Refunds on Iowa Returns for Same-Sex Married Couples

By | March 19th, 2012|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes, State Taxes|Tags: , |

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 [...]

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State Grants Tax Extension to Flood Victims in Western Iowa

By | September 8th, 2011|Categories: Small Businesses Taxes, State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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