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.
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.
Iowa’s taxation of married couples has quirks that can throw a taxpayer or tax preparer for a loop. For example, Iowa has 3 different filing statuses a married couple can choose from, and most deduction items are allocated pro rata between spouses who file separately.
Iowa allows a deduction in full for health insurance premiums paid with after-tax dollars. This deductions is available to everyone, even those who don't itemize. Here's how this deduction works for people filing as married filing separately.
Iowa taxes get quirky when married couples file separate tax returns. Today’s post will focus on a couple of filing basics when filing separately, as well as how to account for basic things such as W-2 income.