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Tax Relief in Iowa

Iowa MapIowa 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.

 

Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos touts tax credit program for private schools, home schooling in Iowa

Ed Secretary Betsy DeVos touts tax credit program for private schools, home schooling in Iowa U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said the plan will allow parents more freedom to choose where ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Mar 2019 17:54:00 GMT



Many Rich Fretting About SALT Didn't Get That Tax Break Anyway

And in the Republican-controlled Senate, Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Finance Committee who represents lower-tax Iowa, has declared any attempt to restore the full SALT deduction dead on arrival. ...

Published:  Tue, 26 Mar 2019 01:00:00 GMT



In Business: Tax refund checks for many in North Iowa aren't like they used to be

MASON CITY | Many North Iowans may be surprised this year if their income tax refund checks are less than they expected. They're getting the tax breaks they anticipated, just not in the manner ...

Published:  Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:00:00 GMT



Some Democrats Ask: Now That Mueller's Over, Where Are Trump's Tax Returns

"Those seeking an individual's personal tax returns to exact political damage would be opening ... a spokesman for Senate Finance Chairman Committee Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican. The Ways and ...

Published:  Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:53:00 GMT



New tax relief for clients who underwithheld

"I appreciate Commissioner Rettig's consideration of bipartisan congressional feedback urging IRS to provide additional penalty relief to taxpayers for this tax-filing season," Senate Finance ...

Published:  Tue, 26 Mar 2019 09:00:00 GMT



Cities, counties wary of Iowa Legislature's property tax cap plan

DES MOINES - Local government groups urged state lawmakers Wednesday to use caution as they consider limiting the growth of property taxes that pay for city and county services. Limiting revenues ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Mar 2019 16:24:00 GMT



Iowa Department of Revenue extends tax filing deadline for flood disaster areas

DES MOINES, Iowa (SUBMITTED) - Residents and businesses in Iowa counties placed under disaster declarations by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds following flooding are getting an extension on their tax ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:38:00 GMT



Osage School Board lowers tax levy

"It doesn't mean people's total property taxes will go down ... board approved the following resignations - Tony Wynohrad, Iowa Big North Program facilitator, Taylor Johnston, high school ...

Published:  Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT



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