Iowa Income Taxes
"The Hawkeye State"
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.
eFile.com 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 eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Thus, technically you cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - 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 eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign, and mail the forms to the Tax Agency.
Iowa State Income Tax Rate: 6.00%
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Iowa Income Tax Extension
Iowa Income Tax Amendment
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:
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IA Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Iowa Mailing Addresses
for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments.
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 eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also choose 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 eFile.com 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 eFile.com 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 eFile.com 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
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