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Tax Relief in Iowa

Iowa residents tend to rank towards the middle of state averages across a number of measurements related to taxes. For example, Iowans' typically pay approximately $1400 per person in property taxes, ranking the state 18th overall.

Iowa's state and local individual taxes also put the state in 18th place, with an average tax of $963 collected for every resident. Iowa ranks 39th with respect to federal taxes, averaging well below the national average with $8650 in taxes owed by a typical Iowan.

However, Iowa has experienced a decline of nearly 5% in median household incomes in recent years. This overall decline, in conjunction with individual circumstances of job loss, medical expenses, and overextended credit can lead Iowans to become delinquent in payment of their tax obligations. Unfortunately, for some people, when their tax bills come due on April 15th, they have no savings in reserve to pay those bills; living from one paycheck to the next in order to meet basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, and transportation has left them with nothing to set aside for taxes.

As the pressure mounts, they continue to struggle with making ends meet, and their tax debt still goes unpaid; Iowans in these circumstances may then experience the stress of wage garnishment or seizure of assets as state and federal tax collection agencies force the payment of taxes in those ways. Many state residents are unaware of tax relief strategies available to help them manage their financial challenges related to tax debt.

Tax relief companies are often useful in helping Iowans solve some of their most serious tax problems. These tax relief specialists work to analyze their clients' tax obligations and in many circumstances they can significantly reduce their tax debt. Tax relief companies have a range of tools at their disposal, such as investigation of tax liens and levies, audit representation, and negotiating penalty abatement.

 

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Tax Relief In The News

7th Pay Commission: How to claim tax relief for arrears

New Delhi, July 17: With the 7th Pay Commission recommendations being implemented, government employees are paid arrears of salaries and allowances with a retrospective effect. For the financial year ...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:18:00 GMT



Uhuru signs law on tax relief for low-cost housing beneficiaries

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday signed into law a Bill creating a 15 per cent tax relief for Kenyans buying houses under the Affordable Housing Scheme. The President signed an amendment to the Inco...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:28:00 GMT



David Watt: Claiming tax relief for museums and galleries need not be too taxing

In the context of ongoing uncertainty around cultural funding, the launch of a tax relief for museums and galleries is welcome news. A tax relief will never replace funding, and specifications and lim...

Published:  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:17:00 GMT



Low-income Detroiters can apply for tax relief, foreclosure prevention

DETROIT, MI - Detroit is taking steps to ensure more low-income homeowners can stay in their homes by inviting them to apply for tax relief and allowing people to buy back houses in foreclosure. As of ...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 18:54:00 GMT



Vaughn Palmer: Public payroll tax relief tilts James' promise for level playing field

VICTORIA - After weeks of speculation, Finance Minister Carole James this week announced relief from the new payroll tax for public service providers like schools and hospitals as well as many chariti...

Published:  Fri, 06 Jul 2018 18:07:00 GMT



Tax relief for severe storms and flooding victims

Texas - Victims of severe storms and flooding that began on June 19, 2018 in parts of Texas may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The President has declared that a major disast...

Published:  Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:09:00 GMT



Homeowners can now enjoy 15pc tax relief

The tax relief at 15 per cent of gross emoluments will be extended to Kenyans aspiring to buy homes under the scheme, but will not exceed Sh108,000 per year. The amendment to the Income Tax Act, signe...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:58:00 GMT



New Jerseyans Need Tax Relief - Not More Spending and Higher Taxes

While New Jersey narrowly avoided a second straight government shutdown, the budget agreement that was achieved at the last minute will have a serious impact on area taxpayers that will be felt for ye...

Published:  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:53:00 GMT



Taxpayers to get relief after school board votes to lower tax rate in 2019 following $1.1M mistake

MONROE COUNTY, Ind.- Taxpayers in the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation will get some tax relief next year following a $1.1 million mistake that forced homeowners to pay an increase o...

Published:  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:50:00 GMT




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