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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.

 

Iowa Republicans pass $2.86B tax cut, Democrats warn of tax shifts and budget deficits

DES MOINES - Iowans would be in line to receive the largest income tax cut in state history under a bill legislative Republicans passed and praised Saturday as their foremost 2018 accomplishment. But Democrats warned the tax cut would benefit mostly the ...

Published:  Mon, 07 May 2018 07:50:00 GMT



Iowa Republicans pitch "˜crisis-proof' tax cuts. Democrats see another Kansas in the making.

Iowa Republicans this weekend passed a tax plan that they say can't go wrong. It has a huge tax cut - especially for wealthy Iowans - that's aimed at stimulating the economy, but Republicans say it also has safety-valve provisions that will protect ...

Published:  Tue, 08 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT



Iowa Republicans pitch 'crisis-proof' tax cuts

Iowa Republicans this weekend passed a tax plan that they say can't go wrong. It has a huge tax cut - especially for wealthy Iowans - that's aimed at stimulating the economy, but Republicans say it also has safety-valve provisions that will protect the ...

Published:  Tue, 08 May 2018 16:06:00 GMT



What's in the Iowa Tax Reform Package

Iowa's existing tax code is outdated and needlessly complex. Too often, it puts a thumb on the scale, favoring some industries and activities over others. It has high "sticker" rates and a curious distribution of tax burdens in part because of an ...

Published:  Wed, 09 May 2018 12:01:00 GMT



Extremes see most benefit from Iowa tax reform

DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - The extremes will see the most benefit under a tax reform package now awaiting Governor Reynolds signature. The package - a priority for Republicans - was the last hurdle for the Iowa legislature to wrap up its 2018 session.

Published:  Mon, 14 May 2018 15:32:00 GMT



Leader on Tax Cuts Bill to Chair Iowa House Tax Committee

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa House Republicans have announced a new chairman for a key tax-writing committee. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer on Tuesday named Rep. Peter Cownie, a West Des Moines Republican, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Published:  Tue, 15 May 2018 13:04:00 GMT



Tax cut bill in Iowa draws mixed reactions

A bill approved by Iowa lawmakers promises to cut taxes by more than $2 billion over the next six years. Democrats said this will have an impact on public services while Republicans say the legislation promotes economic growth. Java River in Keokuk brews ...

Published:  Mon, 07 May 2018 16:33:00 GMT



Digging Deeper: Tracking the tax

More Iowa roads and bridges are being repaired and rebuilt every year thanks to the gas tax. We first reported the story about Senate File 257 three years ago when the legislature approved a change to the tax, and it's paving the way for new projects.

Published:  Sun, 06 May 2018 22:18:00 GMT



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