John Hendrickson: If the legislature works to make the tax code friendlier to individuals and businesses by lowering rates, it will result in not only better incentives for economic growth, but it will be protecting the interests of the taxpayer.
How are Iowa lawmakers picking winners and losers with businesses in Iowa? The answer is tax credits, specifically research activities tax credits.
Shane Vander Hart: A Des Moines Register poll says a majority of Iowans oppose public funds being used for private options, earlier polls suggest otherwise.
(Watchdog.org) Des Moines, IA – As the deadline to pay income taxes approaches, it’s important to remember that government does more than just take your money — it also uses your money to let others skip paying taxes. The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced Friday it had approved almost $1.7 million in tax credits and […]
On May 3, the Iowa Senate passed the "standings" appropriations bill that included an increase for the School Tuition Organization (STO) tax credits from $7.5 million to $10 million starting in calendar year 2012. This was tied to an “allowance growth” increase for public schools. (Click here to act now.) The Iowa House, however, has […]
Governor Mike Huckabee offers some ideas for reforming health care while avoiding the failure-waiting to happen plan that is being pushed through Congress by the Democratic leadership and the Obama administration. The American people know that one of the most basic things we need to do as a nation is to teach preventative health care […]