The Iowa tax filing deadline is April 30, 2024 

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State of Iowa Income Tax Information

To access tax forms and publications for the State of Iowa, please visit the State of Iowa Department of Revenue website.

A calculating version of the Iowa tax form can be found here.   (Please note:  This form must be downloaded and opened in Adobe

Basic Iowa Income Tax Return Instructions:

If you are single and earned income only from Iowa during 2023 you may be eligible for a full refund of all Iowa taxes withheld if your total income for the year was $9,000 or less.   

  • Iowa tax return preparation instructions for single people who earned $9,000 or less are here
  • Iowa tax return preparation instructions for single people who earned more than $9,000 are here

If you are married and earned income only from Iowa during 2023, you may be eligible for a full refund of all Iowa taxes withheld if the total wages reported in Box 1 of all Forms W-2 issued to you and your spouse combined are $13,500 or less.

  • Iowa tax return preparation instructions for married people who together earned $13,500 or less are here
  • Iowa tax return preparation instructions for married people who together earned more than $13,500 are here

The Iowa Alternate Tax Computation may benefit some married taxpayers by reducing the amount of tax they owe. If your net income and that of your spouse combined is greater than $13,500, you may owe less Iowa tax by using the Alternate Tax Computation. An alternate tax computation worksheet can be found here. Complete the worksheet to determine if the Iowa Alternate Tax Computation would reduce the amount of tax you owe. If it does, use this amount on Line 39 of your Iowa tax return rather than the amount from the tax tables.

Disclaimer: The resources on this page were prepared by the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) as general guidelines to assist you in preparing your Iowa and federal government income tax returns. The information here is not to be construed as professional tax advice and does not apply to every situation. If your tax circumstances are more complicated (for example, if you had income from both Iowa and another U.S. State) you will want to obtain professional tax advice from resources in the community.