Tax credits: Just review them!

Tax credits: Just review them!

Iowa lawmakers make tax credit reform much more difficult than it needs to be. If they were making a wheel, we'd be on foot. Continue ...

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Business tax rankings: Misinformation continues

Business tax rankings: Misinformation continues

Tax Foundation rankings of state business tax climates bear little relation to what businesses actually pay in taxes.

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Bad trend: Tuition share doubles

Bad trend: Tuition share doubles

In 30 years, the share of public higher-education financed by tuition has doubled in Iowa. Meanwhile, total state support for higher education fell 22 percent.

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Transparent realities of bad law

Transparent realities of bad law

To be transparent, lawmakers and the governor would admit they are enshrining minority rule, punishing public workers again, and penalizing economic growth and recovery.

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Tax credits: Just review them!

Tax credits: Just review them!

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Business tax rankings: Misinformation continues

Business tax rankings: Misinformation continues

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Bad trend: Tuition share doubles

Bad trend: Tuition share doubles

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Transparent realities of bad law

Transparent realities of bad law

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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), which overall cost taxpayers $70 million in 2018. The latest annual report from the Department of Revenue on the RAC shows corporate recipients drew $55 million from the program in 2018 — with $41.8 million paid out as checks, not as tax reductions.
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    Tax Policy Kit
    IFP has produced several resources for the public, advocates and policy makers who want to better understand the stakes — and sort away the spin — on Iowa’s tax debates.
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    SNAP/Medicaid
    Official analysis shows a proposal in the Iowa Legislature could cost millions with no savings, but kick struggling families off food and health care support.
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