Tax Action Alerts

Periodic calls to action for ITR members, informing them of important Legislation awaiting action in the Iowa Legislature.


Iowans for Tax Relief PAC Sees Success on Election Night

Posted on November 10, 2016

David M. Stanley, Muscatine, passed away August 26, 2015

Posted on August 31, 2015

News Release: David M. Stanley, passed away August 26,2015

Tax Action Alert - Heavy Handed Tactics Advance Gas Tax, Contact your Legislators

Posted on February 20, 2015

Contacting the Iowa Senate and House Ways and Means Committees

Posted on February 19, 2015

The Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee Meets at 11:30 AM Today, 2/19 to consider the gas tax bill.

Contacting the Senate Ways and Means Committee:

Senate Switchboard - 515-281-3371

Email - Email Addresses for Committee Members

The Iowa House Ways and Means Committee Meets at 2 PM Today, 2/19 to consider the gas tax bill.

Contacting the House Ways and Means Committee:

House Switchboard - 515-281-3221

Email - Email Addresses for Committee Members

Six Essential Steps Before We Consider Raising the Gas Tax

Posted on February 18, 2015

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

Posted on January 21, 2013

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.

Call Your Representative for Property Tax Reform

Posted on May 6, 2011

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.

Letter to W. Charles Smithson.

Posted on April 28, 2010

2010 Iowa Governor Candidate Questionnaire

Posted on April 19, 2010

See the individual responses by each 2010 Iowa Governor Candidate by clicking the candidates link below.

(Candidates in speaking order)

Bob Vander Plaats

Terry Branstad

Jonathan Narcisse

Eric Cooper

Rod Roberts

Tax Action Alert - Protect Federal Deductibility

Posted on January 8, 2010

The 2010 Legislative Session will begin on Monday, January 11th, which is just a few short days away.

Tax Action Alert - No Tax on a Tax!

Posted on March 27, 2009

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.

Protect Your Right to Vote on Local Option Tax for School Buildings! STOP a Car Tax Increase!

Posted on February 21, 2008

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.

“Non refundable deposit”: Governor Culver invents new term to justify $40 million tax increase!

Posted on February 2, 2008

Governor Culver calls it a non refundable deposit.

We call it a TAX INCREASE!

Iowa Democrats and Republicans to Hold First in the Nation Caucuses on Thursday, January 3, 2008. Bring a Pro-Taxpayer Resolution to your Caucus!

Posted on December 27, 2007

Help Protect Your Right to Vote on Local Option Tax for School Buildings and Property Tax Relief!

Posted on March 21, 2007

March 21, 2007

Mail These Postcards to Your Legislators

Posted on March 21, 2007

Time to Stand Up! HELP Iowans for Tax Relief Win the Fight to Save Federal Deductibility in the New Legislature.

Posted on January 31, 2007

Mail These Postcards to Your Legislators

Posted on January 31, 2007

New Legislature Means Big New Challenges for Iowans for Tax Relief

Posted on January 1, 2007