Budget: No rose-colored glasses

Budget: No rose-colored glasses

IFP Statement: Special Session avoided; uncertainty was avoidable But, three months after a fiscal year ends, the course should have been clear   IOWA CITY, ...

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More health coverage for Iowans

More health coverage for Iowans

Iowa health coverage expands with Affordable Care Act New census data show sharp 3-year decline in uninsurance in state   IOWA CITY, Iowa (Sept. 12, ...

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Focus on fixing insurance exchange

Focus on fixing insurance exchange

It’s time for Iowa’s congressmen and senators to start working on immediate measures to strengthen the health care system, and specifically the ...

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BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

New analysis shows Senate health care bill, like House-passed plan, gives big tax breaks to the wealthy as an estimated 232,000 Iowans ...

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Budget: No rose-colored glasses

Budget: No rose-colored glasses

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More health coverage for Iowans

More health coverage for Iowans

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Focus on fixing insurance exchange

Focus on fixing insurance exchange

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BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

BCRA hits seniors, rural Iowans

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  • About IFP

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  • No income taxes, big checks from the state

    Basic RGB

    Large, 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 about 300 corporate claims worth $49.1 million from the program in 2016. More than $4 of every $5 from this subsidy — $40.4 million — was paid out as checks, not as tax reductions.

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    Iowa’s low business taxes
    Iowa taxes that fall on businesses are lower than the national average — with the corporate income tax rate lower than all but 14 states. Not that you hear that very often in political debate.
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