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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 Iowa State Fair Contribution

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  State Fair Checkoff You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to this fund. The proceeds from this checkoff will be added to other sources such as gifts, donations and bequests to be used by the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to fund capital projects and improvements to property on the I...
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Orange arrow How do I check on the status of my Iowa refund?

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  https://tax.iowa.gov/wheres-my-refund About Where's My Refund Use Where's My Refund to check the status of individual income tax returns and amended individual income tax returns you've filed within the last year. Be sure to use the same information used on your return: Social Security Number, T...
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Orange arrow How can I participate in Keep Iowa Beautiful?

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  There are many ways to get involved in the Keep Iowa Beautiful program. Here is a link for more information https://www.keepiowabeautiful.com/....
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Orange arrow Can I itemize deductions on my Iowa return?

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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. MARRIED SEPARATE FILERS: If one spouse uses the itemized deduction, then both spouses must use the ite...
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Orange arrow What is the Iowa Fish/Wildlife Checkoff Fund?

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  Fish and Wildlife Fund Checkoff You may contribute any amount of $1 or more to the Iowa Fish and Wildlife Protection Fund. Your contribution through this checkoff is the primary support for Iowas Wildlife Diversity Program which monitors, researches and manages the states nongame species of wildli...
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Orange arrow Iowa Mileage Deduction for Charitable Purposes

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  Mileage Deduction Charitable Purposes Iowa allows an additional deduction for automobile mileage driven for charitable organizations. Calculate the deduction as follows: Number of miles x 39¢ / mile Less charitable mileage deduction already claimed on the Iowa Schedule A Equals additiona...
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Orange arrow What federal securities are taxable to Iowa?

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  The following are not considered federal securities and are taxable: Federal Agency Obligations: Building and Loan Associations Credit Unions, federal or state Export-Import Bank of the United States Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) Federal Home Loan ...
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Orange arrow What federal securities are subject to Iowa tax?

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  The following are not considered federal securities and are taxable: Federal Agency Obligations: Building and Loan Associations Credit Unions, federal or state Export-Import Bank of the United States Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) Federal Home Loan ...
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Orange arrow Iowa State Exempt Dividends

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  Deduct that portion of any net dividends from a mutual fund, investment trust, or regulated investment company that is attributable to direct federal securities. You cannot take this deduction unless you are provided a statement from the fund giving the percentage of net dividends attributable to d...
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Orange arrow Can I claim injured spouse on my Iowa return?

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  The “injured spouse” designation is not recognized by the State of Iowa when using Status 2: Married filing a joint return or Status 3: Married filing separately on a combined return. If your spouse's refund will be used to pay a federal, state, county or city debt, you must use the IA...
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