Skimpy health plans: No solution

Skimpy health plans: No solution

Farm Bureau plans aren’t the only type of skimpy coverage that could pose a threat in Iowa.

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Tax plan facts vs. spin

Tax plan facts vs. spin

Agreed-to tax overhaul for Iowa means less revenue, greater inequity favoring the wealthy, while missing the mark on promised reforms for simplification and middle class.

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Tax bill: Know five points

Tax bill: Know five points

The new tax plan abandons real tax reform for costly changes slanted heavily to the rich. It is more likely to hurt the Iowa economy ...

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Remember value of refundable EITC

Remember value of refundable EITC

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) promotes and rewards work in the state of Iowa.

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Skimpy health plans: No solution

Skimpy health plans: No solution

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Tax plan facts vs. spin

Tax plan facts vs. spin

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Tax bill: Know five points

Tax bill: Know five points

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Remember value of refundable EITC

Remember value of refundable EITC

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  • No income taxes, big checks from the state

    Basic RGBLarge, profitable corporations receive checks from the state without paying any Iowa income tax through Iowa’s Research Activities Credit (RAC). The latest annual report from the Department of Revenue on the RAC shows 373 corporate claims worth $54.8 million from the program in 2017. Three-fourths of Iowa’s most lucrative business tax subsidy — $43.7 million — was paid out as checks, not as tax reductions.
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