Comparing Property Taxes

How do your taxes compare with other areas? Across Iowa, property taxes represent one of the most substantial tax burdens most individuals and businesses pay. Over half of the property taxes paid statewide in Iowa will be for cities (29.06 percent) and counties (21.95 percent). Using information from the Iowa Department of Management and the U.S. Census Bureau, TEF created scorecards by looking […]

What’s My Tax Calculator

How much money does the government take from you each year? Keeping track of what you pay in income, property, sales, and excise taxes is nearly impossible. We make it easy! TEF is building a What’s My Tax Calculator. When completed, you will quickly be able to you’ll see exactly how much Iowa costs you.

County Property Tax Scorecard

Statewide, almost 22 percent of all property taxes paid are for Iowa counties. How do your taxes compare with other counties? Using information from the Iowa Department of Management and the U.S. Census Bureau, TEF created scorecards by looking at the change in three measurements from Fiscal Year 2016 to Fiscal Year 2017. Change in property tax rates (both rural […]

City Property Tax Scorecard

Cities collect over 29 percent of all property taxes statewide. How do your taxes compare with other cities? Using information from the Iowa Department of Management and the U.S. Census Bureau, TEF created scorecards by looking at the change in three measurements from Fiscal Year 2016 to Fiscal Year 2017. Change in property tax rates Change in property tax revenue […]

Iowa’s Tax Burden

How does Iowa compare with the other 49 states and Washington, D.C.? The individual income tax rate, corporate income tax rate, sales tax rate all as of January 1, 2019, and property taxes paid as a percentage of owner-occupied housing value for CY 2016 are ranked from 1 to 51 with 1 being the lowest and 51 the highest. Individual […]

 
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