Iowa Income Tax Calculator

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Updated for 2023 tax year on Jan 01, 2023

What was updated? 2023 federal FICA, income tax rates & standard deduction
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Iowa income tax calculation

The Hawkeye State has a huge manufacturing economy, accounting for nearly 20% of the state’s GDP. The median household income is $72,429 (2021).

Brief summary of Iowa state income tax:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0.33% to 8.53%
  • resident of Appanoose county need to pay additional 1% local income tax
  • additional local income tax for some school districts
  • no state payroll tax
  • has state-level standard deduction and exemptions
Iowa United States

From Wikipedia

Calculating your Iowa state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

State income tax brackets

Each filer type has different progressive tax rates. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2022 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $1,743 0.33%
$1,743 – $3,486 0.67%
$3,486 – $6,972 2.25%
$6,972 – $15,687 4.14%
$15,687 – $26,145 5.63%
$26,145 – $34,860 5.96%
$34,860 – $52,290 6.25%
$52,290 – $78,435 7.44%
$78,435+ 8.53%
2021 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $1,676 0.33%
$1,676 – $3,352 0.67%
$3,352 – $6,704 2.25%
$6,704 – $15,084 4.14%
$15,084 – $25,140 5.63%
$25,140 – $33,520 5.96%
$33,520 – $50,280 6.25%
$50,280 – $75,420 7.44%
$75,420+ 8.53%
2020 Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$0 – $1,638 0.33%
$1,638 – $3,276 0.67%
$3,276 – $6,552 2.25%
$6,552 – $14,742 4.14%
$14,742 – $24,570 5.63%
$24,570 – $32,760 5.96%
$32,760 – $49,140 6.25%
$49,140 – $73,710 7.44%
$73,710+ 8.53%

Local income tax

County
Tax year County Rate
2022
2021
2020
Appanoose 1%
School district

School District Surtaxes are based on Iowa tax liability. If your Iowa tax liability is $1,000, and your school district surtax is 15%, you would pay an additional $150.

Tax year Reference
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State standard deduction

Tax year Filing status Standard deduction amount
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$2,210
Married, Filing Jointly
Head of Household
$5,450
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$2,130
Married, Filing Jointly
Head of Household
$5,240
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
$2,080
Married, Filing Jointly
Head of Household
$5,120

State exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. All exemptions are in the form of tax credits. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Iowa income tax?

Work out your Iowa state income tax by the following steps:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $59000 a year after taxes in Iowa?

If a single filer in Iowa earns $59,000 in 2022, the total income tax will be $13,250.54. After tax, the total take home pay is $45,749.46.