Episode 24: Tax Reform in Iowa

On this episode of The Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart talks to Chris Ingstad of Iowans for Tax Relief about their 2018 legislative priorities, and discuss what Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds had to say about tax reform in her Condition of the State address.

How to Raise Revenues in Iowa: Create Economic Growth

John Hendrickson: Contrary to what the Des Moines Register’s editorial board believes, the solution to finding more revenues will not be found in increasing taxes or creating new taxes, but rather by lowering spending and tax rates that will generate more economic growth.

Iowa Legislature Kicks Off With Republicans Focused on Tax Reform

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate gaveled in on Monday morning to launch the 2018 session of the 87th General Assembly with Republican leaders focused on tax reform during their opening remarks.

A Taxpayer Friendly Legislative Session

John Hendrickson: President Ronald Reagan argued that the only special interest that should be protected by the tax code is the taxpayers. This is a principle that Iowans for Tax Relief will continue to fight for during the upcoming legislative session.

Priorities and Opportunities for the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

The second year of the 87th Iowa General Assembly begins Monday, January 8th.  State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) highlights what he believes will be the main priorities this session.

The Taxpayers Deserve a Review of all Iowa Tax Credits

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.

Reflecting and Anticipating

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): This past year, our communities and nation have experienced trials and triumphs – not unlike those felt by Iowa families.

Five Takeaways on Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Shane Vander Hart: Depending on who you ask the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) that Congress passed this week will usher in the apocalypse or it is the best thing since sliced bread.

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Passes: Iowa Elected Officials’ Reaction Round-up

All of Iowa’s Republican Congressional Delegation voted for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and praised its passage citing tax relief for Iowa’s families.

Setting the Record Straight on Taxes

Congressman David Young: Enacting major changes to our decades-old tax structure can be uncomfortable and upsetting to some who like the status quo.

Lowering Rates is a Positive Trend in State Taxation

John Hendrickson: The trend among many states has been to lower both individual and corporate income taxes as well as business and property taxes.

Hardworking Middle-Income Iowans Finally Get a Break

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): The new tax plan delivers what Iowans need – more money in their pockets, a simpler and fairer tax code, and bigger paychecks.  

Tax Reform Will Unshackle the Economy

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): It is time to unshackle the economy from a broken tax code that is holding us back from reaching the progress we are capable of achieving.

Fixing a Broken Tax System for Hardworking Americans

David Young: Americans know how to spend their money better than the federal government, which is why I want them to keep more of their hard-earned money.

Tax Reform & Priority-Based Budgeting Can Solve Iowa’s Economic Problems

John Hendrickson: Priority-based budgeting along with prudent tax reform will create an opportunity for Iowa’s economy to grow and keep vital government functions funded.

Increasing Revenue Doesn’t Keep Pace with Iowa’s Spending Problem

Iowans for Tax Relief: There are many reasons Iowa’s income tax system should be reformed, but generating more revenue is not one of them.