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Orange arrow Can I deduct my health and dental insurance on my Iowa return?

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  You may take a deduction for certain health insurance premiums on line 18 instead of IA 1040, Schedule A. Your IA 1040, Schedule A cannot contain any health insurance premiums which are used as a deduction on line 18. Typically, health insurance premiums are made on a pre-tax basis when they are de...
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Orange arrow Do I have to report my federal tax refund on my IA return?

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  If you received a refund of federal income tax during 2019: You must report the amount on this line. It must be reported even if you used the standard deduction on the prior year's Iowa return. The federal refund must be included on this line because you benefited from being able to deduct federal...
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Orange arrow Do I owe Iowa Minimum Tax?

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  Residents enter the amount from line 31 of the IA 6251 pdf (Iowa Alternative Minimum Tax Computation). Nonresidents and part-year residents enter the amount from line 35 of the IA 6251 pdf (Iowa Alternative Minimum Tax Computation). The Iowa alternative minimum tax is imposed, for the most par...
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Orange arrow How do I claim my Iowa Mortgage Interest Credit Deduction?

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  Taxpayers with the mortgage interest credit can claim on their Iowa return a deduction on line 9b of Schedule A for all mortgage interest paid in the tax year and not just the mortgage interest that was deducted on the Federal Schedule A....
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Orange arrow Can I deduct my Iowa vehicle registration fee?

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  Vehicle Registration Fee Deduction and Worksheet If you itemize deductions, a portion of the automobile or multipurpose vehicle annual registration fee you paid in 2019 may be deducted as personal property tax on your Iowa Schedule A, line 6, and federal form 1040, Schedule A, line 5c. This deduc...
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Orange arrow Should I itemize my Iowa deductions?

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  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. You must complete the Iowa Schedule A to itemize deductions on the Iowa return. A number of adjustments...
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Orange arrow Iowa Expenses for Care of Disabled Relative

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  Expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in caring for a disabled relative in your home may be deducted. Disabled Relative Qualifications: The expenses which may be claimed are those for the care of a person who is your grandchild, child, parent, or grandparent. The disabled person must be una...
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Orange arrow How do I claim expenses I pay for the care of a disabled relative?

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  Expenses, not to exceed $5,000, incurred in caring for a disabled relative in your home may be deducted. Disabled Relative Qualifications: The expenses which may be claimed are those for the care of a person who is your grandchild, child, parent, or grandparent. The disabled person must be una...
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Orange arrow How do I claim Iowa adoption expenses?

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  You may be eligible to deduct a portion of the adoption expenses you paid in 2019 if you incurred adoption expenses during the tax year, even if the child is not placed in Iowa. Expenses include medical costs relating to the child's birth, any necessary fees, and all other costs connected with the...
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Orange arrow What items can I include in Iowa adoption expenses?

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  You may be eligible to deduct a portion of the adoption expenses you paid in 2019 if you incurred adoption expenses during the tax year, even if the child is not placed in Iowa. Expenses include medical costs relating to the child's birth, any necessary fees, and all other costs connected with the...
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Orange arrow Can I take a claim of right deduction?

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  Claim of Right Deduction If income was repaid in the tax year and was reported and taxed on a prior Iowa return, that income may be deducted on the current tax return. You may take either the deduction or take a credit, but not both. Example of Claim of Right Deduction A taxpayer reported $7,00...
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Orange arrow What is the Iowa firefighters checkoff fund used for?

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  Firefighters Checkoff You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. This checkoff will be used to train Iowa's firefighters. The money collected will be used to offset the financial burdens that many fire departments deal with when it comes to ensuring their firefighters are adequately...
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Orange arrow What Iowa funds can I donate to?

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  Please note that you may contribute to any of the checkoffs regardless of whether you are entitled to a refund or owe additional taxes, but your contribution will reduce your refund or add to the amount you owe. Your contribution will qualify as a charitable contribution on your next year return. T...
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Orange arrow Do I qualify to exclude my disability income from my Iowa taxable income?

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  Who May Exclude Disability? If you retired on disability and reported your disability income in full on your federal income tax return, you may qualify to exclude a portion of your disability income from Iowa tax. You may qualify for the exclusion if you meet all of these tests: • You re...
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Orange arrow Am I considered an Iowa Resident?

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  Are you a resident of Iowa for tax purposes? A person can be a resident of only one state at any given time. Usually, it is clear which state that is. Normally, it is the state in which they live and work. Occasionally, however, the question of residency can be a little more difficult to answer. I...
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