Tax Action Alerts
Periodic calls to action for ITR members, informing them of important Legislation awaiting action in the Iowa Legislature.
Public Interest Institute's Fact Sheet on Impact of the Proposed Ten Cent Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Increase on Farm-to-Market Roads In Iowa Counties
Proponents of a gas tax increase often cite Iowa’s deteriorating rural roads and bridges as a large reason why more money is needed. Public Interest Institute tested that theory this summer to see what impact a ten cents increase in the gas tax would have on Iowa‘s county budgets.
Iowans for Tax Relief is working hard to win more victories for Iowa taxpayers in the closing weeks of this 2011 Legislative Session. As David Stanley said in last week’s Watchdog, our members are our best lobbyists -- so this is a call for each member to step up and let your Representative know that you, your friends, and relatives want them to quit “studying the property tax situation” and take action now, in this session.
Everyone who has studied Iowa’s property taxes for the last twenty years has concluded that reform is necessary! But we never seem to get all the key players to agree on what needs to be done. Right now Legislators are receiving pressure from city and county officials who are afraid any change may result in less money for their continued operations. Now the Representatives need to hear from taxpayers!
Click link below to read the complete Tax Action Alert Watchdog update.
See the individual responses by each 2010 Iowa Governor Candidate by clicking the candidates link below.
(Candidates in speaking order)
The 2010 Legislative Session will begin on Monday, January 11th, which is just a few short days away.
We need your help!
We need your help!Please send the enclosed postcards to your Representative and Senator TODAY.
You can also contact them with a phone call to the statehouse or by email.
February 21, 2008
Since its inception, the local option sales tax for school infrastructure (SILO) has raised hundreds of millions of dollars to build, repair, and maintain Iowa school buildings. The SILO has undoubtedly saved significant dollars for Iowa property taxpayers, because many major school construction projects have been funded by local option sales tax that otherwise would have been paid for by raising property taxes.
But now there is heavy pressure to replace the SILO with a permanent one-cent sales and use tax increase. This change would remove the essential citizen input that has made SILO a successful partnership between voters and local school boards, and would raise property taxes.
Governor Culver calls it a non refundable deposit.
We call it a TAX INCREASE!
March 21, 2007