IDR Releases New State Tax Guidance: Iowa Nonconformity CARES Act of 2020
July 14, 2020
In December of 2019, President Trump signed the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 into law. This Act extends a number of expired federal tax provisions, many retroactively to tax years 2018 and 2019. Iowa has not conformed with any of these federal tax changes to the extent they apply to tax years beginning prior to January 1, 2020.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 2268 into law on June 29, 2020 that raises the minimum age for a person to purchase, use, or sell tobacco, tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, vapor products, and cigarettes in Iowa from 18 to 21 years old. The new minimum age requirement takes effect immediately.
Due to COVID-19, the current Iowa legislative session was suspended on March 15, 2020 until June 3, 2020. The bill was passed by the legislature on June 3, 2020 and signed into law on June 30, 2020. The new Iowa fuel tax rates begin July 1, 2020.
Important Upcoming Iowa Department of Revenue Tax Deadline
June 25, 2020
The Department is reminding taxpayers that Iowa has not extended the due date for Estimated Income Tax Payments. The second quarter installment of tax year 2020 estimated income tax for taxpayers filing on a calendar year basis is due June 30, 2020.
IDR Releases New State Tax Guidance: 199A(g) Deduction
June 24, 2020
On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (P.L. 115-141). Among other changes to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), this bill included a fix to the so called “grain glitch,” which occurred when IRC section 199 was repealed under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in 2018.