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Cementing Inequity: Richest Iowans Pay Lower Tax Rate

1/14/15

In Iowa as in most states, middle- and low-income people nationwide pay substantially more of their income in state and local taxes than wealthy individuals and families.

Iowa’s Low Business Taxes

3/5/14

Whether we are looking at the entire range of taxes that fall on businesses or just the corporate income tax, the fact is that business taxes in Iowa are low.

IFP News: Statement on Governor’s Address

1/14/14

Iowans cannot afford new raids on the General Fund when many public services have not been restored to pre-recession levels.

Iowa Budget Dilemma for 2014

1/13/14

Iowa lawmakers must recognize the long-term impact of tax cuts on spending choices. Past choices will force future legislatures to lower investments on critical services on which economic growth depends.

Fisher: Last-minute tax deal could put state services at risk

5/25/13

The property-tax reform package will be costly and will challenge cities, counties and schools to deliver what Iowans have come to expect.

Reducing Iowa Commercial Property Taxes

4/24/13

Both proposals are costly, so they affect state services to residents, and both play to a myth about Iowa taxes on business, which are below business taxes in most states already.

Missed Opportunity for Iowa: Governor’s Address Leaves Fiscal Challenges Unresolved

2/8/13
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013 1-page PDF The Iowa Fiscal Partnership issued the following statement today about Governor Branstad’s Condition of the State address: “Governor Branstad’s speech today missed an opportunity to bring a spotlight to several critical Read more

Johnson County Examples Illustrate Problems with TIF

11/21/11
New Report Recommends Statewide Reforms to Stop Abuses Full report plus executive summary (15-pg PDF) November 21, 2011Executive summary (2-pg PDF)Appendix (Maps by community) (9-pg PDF)News release below (2-pg PDF)  IOWA CITY, Iowa — Poorly understood, hotly debated and often Read more