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Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) gives taxpayers a voice so that Iowans can be empowered by:

Lower taxes. Iowans must keep more of their own money. Families and businesses need to be prioritized ahead of government.

Less spending. Government grows at the expense of the taxpayer and it should be limited to only its essential functions.

Limited regulations. Excessive regulations make it harder for businesses to thrive and holds them back from growth and expansion.

ITR is at the Iowa Statehouse every legislative session to protect the taxpayers’ pocketbook before the government budget. We work to inform legislators and Iowans about the impact of proposed legislation and current law on all taxpayers.

In the lobby we are asking legislators to stop spending; many others are there with their hands out asking for more of your money. We believe you are better able to spend, save, and invest your money than the government.

ITR has registered lobbyists who are at the Capitol all session long. We encourage overall tax relief using our five principles of sound tax reform. We also look for opportunities to improve Iowa’s tax climate by supporting pro-taxpayer legislation and opposing legislation that would harm the bottom line of Iowa’s households and businesses. Iowa’s Capitol building is full of lobbyists representing special interest groups, most of whom are asking legislators to hand out more of your hard-earned dollars. ITR is working for you! We represent the taxpayer! Someone must remind legislators that they work for you, not any special interest group.


ITR PAC is a non-partisan taxpayer action committee working to elect pro-taxpayer legislators.  ITR PAC seeks to support candidates whose convictions are consistent with the mission of Iowans for Tax Relief: candidates who commit to limit total government spending and total taxes. ITR PAC is sponsored by, but separate from, Iowans for Tax Relief.

When you choose to contribute to ITR PAC, candidates we support receive 100% of your contribution. Your donation, along with our political endorsements and years of experience, help elect pro-taxpayer candidates. In November 2016, 28 of the 31 fiscally conservative candidates ITR PAC contributed to won their races and over 96% of the dollars contributed to candidates by ITR PAC were spent in victorious campaigns. These victories included the election of four new Representatives and three new Senators.