IFP End of Session Statement

IFP End of Session Statement

Four months we won’t get back IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Fiscal Partnership today issued this statement on the conclusion ...

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Sensible context on school aid growth

Sensible context on school aid growth

There are many ways to measure Iowa’s lagging commitment to public schools. One is a comparison of growth in school aid to ...

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Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in Iowa

Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in Iowa

POLICY BRIEF Proposals test limits of authority, defy voters’ intent and expectations   By Mike Owen Recent proposals and actions on Iowa’s sales tax would ...

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IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools

IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa Fiscal Partnership today issued this statement regarding Governor Branstad’s promotion of a study claiming economic benefits ...

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IFP End of Session Statement

IFP End of Session Statement

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Sensible context on school aid growth

Sensible context on school aid

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Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in Iowa

Sales-Tax Sleight of Hand in

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IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue — and attention from choices on water and schools

IFP Statement: Governor diverts revenue

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  • About IFP

    The Iowa Fiscal Partnership is a joint initiative of two nonpartisan organizations, the Iowa Policy Project and the Child and Family Policy Center, providing reliable information and analysis on Iowa budget and tax issues.

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  • No income taxes, big checks from the state

    Basic RGB

    More companies are benefiting from a lucrative tax subsidy that permits large, profitable corporations to get checks from the state without paying any Iowa income tax. The latest annual report from the Department of Revenue on the use of the Research Activities Credit (RAC) shows that 248 companies claimed $50.1 million from the program in 2015. The number of companies claiming the credit in each of the last two years is 55 percent higher than in 2010, the first year of full-year annual reports on use of the credit. Most of the credit claims — $42.1 million, or 84 percent — were paid out as checks, not as tax reductions, and 88 percent of the claims were by very large, profitable companies.

    Read about it here

     

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