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Always a Good Time For…

Always a Good Time For…

\"Accelerate the process. It’s always a good time for tax cuts.\" - Senator Jim Carlin ...
Fast-Forward Rate Reduction

Fast-Forward Rate Reduction

\"We tax too much, we spend too much, and we regulate too much.\" - Rep. Jon Jacobsen ...
Income Tax Reform 2.0

Income Tax Reform 2.0

The Problem: Last year\'s state income tax reform was a good start. However, Iowa\'s tax... ...
The Best Taxpayer Protection

The Best Taxpayer Protection

What if we told you winning elections is the best taxpayer protection? Would it motivate... ...
Iowa’s $289 Million Budget Surplus

Iowa’s $289 Million Budget Surplus

This is a great opportunity to send some of that money back to taxpayers’ pockets with lower tax rates. ...
Occupational Licensing Reform

Occupational Licensing Reform

The Problem: Iowa ranks as the 12th most broadly and onerously licensed state, making it... ...
Stop Medicaid Abuse

Stop Medicaid Abuse

The Problem: Other states that have implemented Medicaid recipient audits found considerable fraud. Louisiana, for... ...
Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax

The Problem: Several years ago, the legislature removed the inheritance tax for lineal relations. Today,... ...
Property Taxes Can Be Shocking

Property Taxes Can Be Shocking

Some bills we dread opening. Property taxes are one of those bills because we feel... ...
Simple Things Made Complicated

Simple Things Made Complicated

I do not understand how simple things should be and how complicated they get. ...
Did You See This?

Did You See This?

Polk County paid a lobbyist over $3 million to protect Prairie Meadows. Taxpayers deserve to know how government uses ...
It’s About Transparency

It’s About Transparency

If local governments are going to have a budget that spends more money and increases taxes, they now have to take a ...
Iowans Paid $500 Million More in State Taxes

Iowans Paid $500 Million More in State Taxes

Did your income increase 6.6% last year or is government growing faster your household budget? ...
Tax Cuts Are Working

Tax Cuts Are Working

July 1, marked the start of a new fiscal year and a new budget for... ...
New Senate Ways & Means Committee Chair

New Senate Ways & Means Committee Chair

The Iowa Senate tax writing committee has a new leader. Senator Jake Chapman was named... ...
Iowa Highlighted at the White House

Iowa Highlighted at the White House

Iowans who want to pursue a profession should be allowed the opportunity without unnecessary burdens. ...
Taxpayers speak up saying, “Spend Smarter!”

Taxpayers speak up saying, “Spend Smarter!”

Should state government spend smarter? Does welfare discourage people from working? ...
National Recognition for Iowa’s Property Tax Transparency

National Recognition for Iowa’s Property Tax Transparency

Your voices were heard across the country! Two national organizations recently wrote about Iowa\'s property... ...
Governor Reynolds signs property tax bill

Governor Reynolds signs property tax bill

Governor Kim Reynolds has signed the monumental property tax transparency bill into law! This bill... ...
2019 Legislative Recap

2019 Legislative Recap

What ITR said: Establish a reasonable limit, that can be exceeded with the appropriate steps,... ...
U.S. News and World Report’s Best States rankings

U.S. News and World Report’s Best States rankings

Iowans for Tax Relief President Chris Ingstad reacted to the release of U.S. News and World... ...
Did Legislators Listen to Taxpayers?

Did Legislators Listen to Taxpayers?

Where ITR Stood & What Was Delivered It’s easier for politicians to yield to noisy... ...
Legislative Issue Guide

Legislative Issue Guide

Through research and advocacy, Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) serves as a resource for lawmakers... ...
Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists

Taxpayer Funded Lobbyists

The Problem: If taxpayer money is being used for lobbying activities, the taxpayers deserve to... ...
Federal Funds Inventory

Federal Funds Inventory

The Problem: Federal funds could be reduced or eliminated in a flash, such as in... ...
Property Tax Reform

Property Tax Reform

What ITR said: Establish a reasonable limit, that can be exceeded with the appropriate steps,... ...

Whistleblower Protection

The Problem: Fear from the repercussions of reporting wrongful expenditures of public dollars can lead... ...
ITR in the News

ITR in the News

Did you see ITR in the news this week? In case you missed it, we had... ...

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