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Iowa State Tax Summary (TaxGrams ™)
Corporate Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      6%> $0
      7%> $25,000
      10%> $100,000
      12%> $250,000
   Loss Carry-back/fwd: 2 Years Back / 20 Years Forward (Unlimited)
   Throwback Sales?: N
   Foreign Tax Deductible?: Y
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT): Y
   Gross Receipts Tax: N
   Capital Stock (Net Worth) Tax?: N

Credits and Incentives
   Job Credits?: Y
   R&D Credits?: Y
   Investment Credits?: Y

Individual Taxes
   Rates & Brackets:
      0.36%> $0
      0.72%> $1,407
      2.43%> $2,814
      4.5%> $5,628
      6.12%> $12,663
      6.48%> $21,105
      6.8%> $28,140
      7.92%> $42,210
      7.8%> $25,441
   Local Option IT Rate: 0.30%
   Federal Inc used as Base?: N
   Standard Deductions: Single $1,750 / Joint $4,310
   Personal Exemptions/Credits (c): Single $40(c) / Joint $80(c) / Dependent $40(c)
   Federal Tax Deductible?: Y
   State Tax Deductible?: Y
   Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)?: Y

Inheritance, Gift, Estate, Death Taxes
   Gift Tax?: N
   Estate Tax?: Copies Federal
   Inheritance Tax?: Y
   Generation-Skipping Tax?: N

Miscellaneous Taxes
   Gas Tax: 22.0 cents/gallon
   Diesel Tax: 23.5 cents/gallon
   Cigarette Tax: 136.0 cents/20 pack

Pass-through Entities
   LLC Pass-through Recognized?: Y
   S-Corp Pass-through Recognized?: Y

Payroll Taxes
   Unemployment Insurance Tax Index ( #33

Property Taxes
   Median Tax Paid on Homes (Rank): $1,492 (#28)
   Median Value of Homes: $120,700
   Tax as % of Home Value (Rank): 1.24% (#15)
   Median Income of Homeowner: $59,291
   Tax as % of Income (Rank): 2.52% (#27)

Sales and Use Taxes
   State Rate: 6.00%
   County & City (Weighted Ave): 0.94%
   Combined State and Ave. Local Rates (Rank): 6.94% (#24)
   General Treatment of Services: Many Taxable
   Gas Exemption: Exempt
   Grocery Exemption: Exempt



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