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Same-Sex Marriage News

By | October 17th, 2011|Categories: Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes, State Taxes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

For my same-sex clients and anyone else interested in the issues, here is an update on DOMA challenges and gay marriage news.  This is all from the Wall Street Journal (link is at the end of this article). California passed a law last week that will allow gay married couples from other states to get divorces [...]

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Forbes: Where Not to Die in 2011

By | July 2nd, 2011|Categories: State Taxes|Tags: , , , |

The story is a few weeks old now but I just came across it and thought it was interesting:  Iowa has made another "bad" list relating to taxes -- this time a list of "Where Not to Die in 2011" from Forbes.com. There is one update to the list of states shown in the Forbes article:  [...]

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Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation for Iowans

By | December 16th, 2010|Categories: Small Businesses Taxes, State Taxes|Tags: , , , , |

Following up on my last post about Section 179 expensing and bonus depreciation:  one other aspect of tax planning for asset purchases is to examine what your state's rules are.  Some states, such as Iowa, do not follow federal guidelines for either Section 179 or bonus depreciation. For example, in Iowa, Section 179 expensing is capped [...]

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