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Governor’s tax plan: Breaking trust with the Trust Fund Plan offers much less than expected — and extras that voters did not seek IOWA CITY, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2020) — Iowa voters should be getting more than Governor Kim Reynolds is proposing for purposes they expected in approving a constitutional amendment in 2010 to improve outdoor recreation and water quality. Read more

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IFP News: Giveaway costs grow

3/12/20
Research Activities Credit cost leaps in 2019 to record $78 million Non-taxpaying companies receive record $53 million in ‘refund’ checks IOWA CITY, Iowa (March 12, 2020) — Iowa businesses large and small made record use of the state’s generous research tax Read more

IFP News: Breaking a trust

2/14/20
Governor’s tax plan: Breaking trust with the Trust Fund Plan offers much less than expected — and extras that voters did not seek IOWA CITY, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2020) — Iowa voters should be getting more than Governor Kim Reynolds Read more

Breaking trust with the Trust

2/14/20
Governor's tax plan gives voters much less of what they wanted — and extras they did not seek

IFP News: Not 2020 vision

1/14/20
“Iowa will never cut its way to prosperity, but the Governor persists in this contradiction of reality.”

Pushing local services, workers aside

4/22/19
Whatever happens on the pension side of this property tax limitation bill, Iowans should not miss the significant consequences for local public services.

Undermining democracy: local finance straitjacket

3/21/19
Despite stable city and county property taxes in Iowa, a proposal in the Legislature would impose unprecedented state control over local decisions.

Tax inequity: Iowa’s continuing story

10/17/18
Iowa stacks taxes against middle, low-income Iowans Study: New state tax law reinforces long-term trend of regressive taxes Iowa summary sheet (PDF) IOWA CITY, Iowa (Oct. 17, 2018) — Iowa taxes its middle- and low-income families more as a share Read more

Remember value of refundable EITC

4/27/18

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

Yet another loophole for Iowa?

4/24/18

Questions for Iowa before adopting the pass-through loophole need answers: Costs of $100 million-plus, benefits to wealthy — some vs. others at the same income.

RAC: Biggest players win big

4/4/18

Do these highly profitable companies need state subsidies? Would Iowa legislators choose these subsidies over funding for education, human services and public safety?