You may itemize deductions or claim the Iowa standard deduction, whichever is larger. You may itemize deductions on your Iowa return even if you did not itemize deductions on your federal return.
MARRIED SEPARATE FILERS: If one spouse uses the itemized deduction, then both spouses must use the itemized deduction, even if separate Iowa returns are filed.
STANDARD: Tax year 2013, standard deduction is:
- Filing Status 1: $1,900
- Filing Status 3 & 4: $1,900 for each spouse
- Filing Status 2, 5 or 6: $4,670