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Iowa Income Taxes

Your Iowa State Income Tax Return for the current tax season can be prepared and e-Filed now with your IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to prepare and file a separate IA state return). The Iowa tax filing and tax payment deadlines are in May. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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An Iowa State Income Tax Return can be e-filed alongside your IRS Income Tax Return by Tax Day. If you file a tax extension, you can e-File your Taxes until October without a late filing penalty. However, you might face late tax payment penalties if you owe taxes and don't pay on time. Tip: File on time, even if you can't pay on time, as the late filing penalties are higher than the late payment penalties. makes it easy to e-file your IRS and Iowa State Tax Return (e.g., resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is not an policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just - an Iowa Tax Return without e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. But there is good news. Please read on.

Detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - an Iowa Tax Return - here via However, you must download/print and sign, and mail the forms to the Tax Agency.

Iowa State Income Tax Rate: 6.00%
Where Is Your Iowa Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign in to your account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Iowa Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign in to your account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Iowa Income Tax Extension
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If the IA Tax Agency rejected your IA Tax Return - not - instructions on correcting a rejected Iowa Tax Return.
Iowa, IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties
1. Penalty for Failure to Timely File a Return: 10% penalty if you fail to file and pay at least 90% of taxes due on the due date.
B. Avoid this penalty by filing on time and paying up to 90% of the final Iowa Taxes owed by July 15 of the Tax Year.
2. Penalty for Failure to Timely Pay the Tax Due: 5% penalty if you filed on time but did not pay at least 90% of taxes due.
3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.
IA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Iowa Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
Iowa Income Tax Forms
Iowa Unemployment Benefits
Iowa fully taxes unemployment income at the state level.
Iowa Marriage Penalty
Iowa does not have a marriage penalty.

The Iowa Tax Reform bill contains a provision that allows the same Teacher Expense deduction at the state level as is allowed on a federal return. Teachers can deduct up to $250 in expenses, such as classroom supplies and professional development courses, paid for during the school year.

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E-File These Iowa State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-File these state forms with your Federal and State Income Tax Return. As you proceed through the tax interview on, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the State Tax Agency—instructions on preparing a State Income Tax Return.


* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s).Only on can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now