Reducing Cliff Effects

Reducing Cliff Effects

Changes in child care assistance program could better help lower-income Iowa families meet basic needs. Reducing Cliff Effects in Iowa Child Care Assistance Policy ...

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Big Money — Whose Benefit?

Big Money — Whose Benefit?

 Designed to support start-up companies to do research, this costly program primarily benefits very large companies, with little scrutiny. 2-page PDF IFP Backgrounder Big Money, ...

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Iowa: Where Business Taxes are Low

Iowa: Where Business Taxes are Low

Looking at the entire range of Iowa taxes on businesses or just the corporate income tax, business taxes in Iowa are low. This ...

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State Policy and Economic Growth

State Policy and Economic Growth

Public investments require public funding. And therein lies the rub. A continual diet of tax cuts deprives state and local governments of ...

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Reducing Cliff Effects

Reducing Cliff Effects

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Big Money — Whose Benefit?

Big Money — Whose Benefit?

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Iowa: Where Business Taxes are Low

Iowa: Where Business Taxes are

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State Policy and Economic Growth

State Policy and Economic Growth

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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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  • Shhhhhh — our loopholes are open

    WelcomeFew dare mention it, but Iowa lawmakers could find $60 million or more simply by putting some teeth in corporate income tax laws that companies have found a way to avoid. By the way, five of Iowa’s seven neighbors already do this.

    Read IFP's 2007 report, Leveling the Playing Field.” It’s still relevant in 2014.

     

  • Our Work

    Research Activities Credit
    Big companies get big tax breaks from the state for research activities, but for the most part, they're not really tax breaks -- just straight subsidies outside the budget process. And which companies aren't paying any income taxes while picking up $33 million in checks?
    Read this report

    SNAP
    Almost 200,000 households in Iowa benefit from Food Assistance.
    Read this report