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Iowa state income tax

Iowa has a population of over 3 million (2019) and is the leading producer of corn in the world (second to China). The median household income is $58,570 (2017).

Brief summary:

  • the income tax rate ranges from 0.33% to 8.53%
  • resident of Appanoose countty need to pay 1% local income tax
  • additional local income tax for some school districts
  • no state-level payroll tax
  • has standard deductions and exemptions
  • has a Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Iowa United States

Iowa fiscal year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the fiscal year 2021 will start from July 01 2020 to June 30 2021.

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

  1. figure out your filing status
  2. work out your adjusted gross income [Total annual income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Post-tax deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your tax liability [Taxable income × Tax rate = Tax liability]
  5. determine whether your tax liability is more than your tax credits and withheld
    • Tax liability – (Credits + Withheld) = What you owe or
    • (Credits + Withheld) – Tax liability = Tax refunds

State payroll tax

There is no state-level payroll tax.

Income tax brackets

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

Fiscal year Filing status Taxable income Rate
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
Fiscal year County Rate
2021
2020
Appanoose 1%
School district

Based on your state tax liability.

Fiscal year School district Rate
2020 Adair-Casey 8%
Adel-Desoto-Minburn 0%
AGWSR 8%
A-H-S-T 9%
Akron-Westfield 4%
Albert City-Truesdale 0%
Albia 2%
Alburnett 1%
Alden 9%
Algona 6%
Allamakee 8%
Alta 9%
Ames 4%
Anamosa 7%
Andrew 5%
Ankeny 0%
Aplington-Parkersburg 8%
Ar-We-Va 9%
Atlantic 12%
Audubon 6%
Aurelia 9%
Ballard 2%
Baxter 9%
BCLUW 9%
Bedford 10%
Belle Plaine 6%
Bellevue 3%
Belmond-Klemme 3%
Bennett 1%
Benton 3%
Bettendorf 0%
Bondurant-Farrar 3%
Boone 6%
Boyden-Hull 4%
Boyer Valley 10%
Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom 5%
Burlington 0%
CAL 16%
Calamus/Wheatland 6%
CAM 10%
Camanche 0%
Cardinal 10%
Carlisle 0%
Carroll 3%
Cedar Falls 0%
Cedar Rapids 5%
Center Point-Urbana 6%
Centerville 3%
Central City 0%
Central Clayton 1%
Central DeWitt 7%
Central Decatur 3%
Central Lee 9%
Central Lyon 8%
Central Springs 7%
Chariton 2%
Charles City 6%
Charter Oak-Ute 10%
Cherokee 5%
Clarinda 8%
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 0%
Clarke 5%
Clarksville 9%
Clay Central-Everly 0%
Clayton Ridge 0%
Clear Creek-Amana 7%
Clear Lake 5%
Clinton 8%
Colfax-Mingo 7%
College 0%
Collins-Maxwell 8%
Colo-NESCO 0%
Columbus 10%
Coon Rapids-Bayard 7%
Corning 7%
Council Bluffs 0%
Creston 6%
Dallas Center-Grimes 0%
Danville 2%
Davenport 0%
Davis County 1%
Decorah 6%
Delwood 9%
Denison 8%
Denver 4%
Des Moines 0%
Diagonal 12%
Dike-New Hartford 8%
Dubuque 0%
Dunkerton 6%
Durant 9%
Eagle Grove 7%
Earlham 0%
East Buchanan 5%
East Marshall 10%
East Mills 11%
East Sac County 1%
East Union 13%
Eastern Allamakee 10%
Easton Valley 4%
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 5%
Edgewood-Colesburg 8%
Eldora-New Providence 5%
Emmetsburg 13%
English Valleys 16%
Essex 9%
Estherville-Lincoln Central 10%
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton 7%
Fairfield 1%
Forest City 10%
Fort Dodge 2%
Fort Madison 6%
Fremont-Mills 17%
Galva-Holstein 2%
Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 6%
George-Little Rock 12%
Gilbert 0%
Gilmore City-Bradgate 5%
Gladbrook-Reinbeck 3%
Glenwood 7%
Glidden-Ralston 8%
GMG 10%
Graettinger-Terril 2%
Greene County 12%
Grinnell-Newburg 2%
Griswold 9%
Grundy Center 6%
Guthrie Center 7%
Hamburg 7%
Hampton-Dumont 3%
Harlan 7%
Harmony 10%
Harris-Lake Park 0%
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 7%
Highland 7%
Hinton 7%
HLV 0%
Howard-Winneshiek 6%
Hubbard-Radcliffe 0%
Hudson 2%
Humboldt 1%
IKM-Manning 8%
Independence 7%
Indianola 5%
Interstate 35 0%
Iowa City 5%
Iowa Falls 7%
Iowa Valley 13%
Janesville 7%
Jesup 0%
Johnston 0%
Keokuk 0%
Keota 1%
Kingsley-Pierson 4%
Knoxville 6%
Lake Mills 10%
Lamoni 8%
Laurens-Marathon 8%
Lawton-Bronson 7%
Le Mars 0%
Lenox 2%
Lewis Central 4%
Linn-Mar 0%
Lisbon 1%
Logan-Magnolia 7%
Lone Tree 8%
Louisa-Muscatine 9%
Lu Verne 13%
Lynnville-Sully 7%
Madrid 4%
Manson-Northwest Webster 7%
Maple Valley-Anthon Oto 4%
Maquoketa 9%
Maquoketa Valley 0%
Marcus-Meriden Cleghorn 8%
Marion 4%
Marshalltown 0%
Martensdale-St. Marys 1%
Mason City 7%
Mediapolis 10%
Melcher-Dallas 5%
MFL MarMac 8%
Midland 14%
Mid-Prairie 14%
Missouri Valley 5%
MOC-Floyd Valley 4%
Montezuma 8%
Monticello 4%
Moravia 11%
Mormon Trail 6%
Morning Sun 1%
Moulton-Udell 12%
Mount Ayr 6%
Mount Pleasant 5%
Mount Vernon 6%
Murray 11%
Muscatine 1%
Nashua-Plainfield 9%
Nevada 5%
New Hampton 6%
New London 9%
Newell-Fonda 10%
Newton 7%
Nodaway Valley 3%
North Butler 0%
North Cedar 10%
North Fayette 5%
North Iowa 11%
North Kossuth 6%
North Linn 5%
North Mahaska 3%
North Polk 1%
North Scott 1%
North Tama 7%
North Union 8%
North Winneshiek 10%
Northeast 10%
Northeast Hamilton 5%
Northwood-Kensett 5%
Norwalk 0%
Odebolt-Arthur 1%
Oelwein 7%
Ogden 5%
Okoboji 2%
Olin 0%
Orient-Macksburg 15%
Osage 2%
Oskaloosa 4%
Ottumwa 0%
Panorama 4%
Paton-Churdan 5%
PCM 5%
Pekin 9%
Pella 4%
Perry 3%
Pleasant Valley 0%
Pleasantville 9%
Pocahontas Area 1%
Postville 15%
Prairie Valley 6%
Red Oak 10%
Remsen-Union 7%
Riceville 10%
River Valley 10%
Riverside 9%
Rock Valley 0%
Roland-Story 8%
Rudd-Rockford-Marblerock 3%
Ruthven-Ayrshire 10%
Saydel 0%
Schaller-Crestland 2%
Schleswig 1%
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 0%
Seymour 10%
Sheldon 7%
Shenandoah 12%
Sibley-Ocheyedan 10%
Sidney 20%
Sigourney 1%
Sioux Center 5%
Sioux Central 8%
Sioux City 3%
Solon 5%
South Central Calhoun 0%
South Hamilton 8%
South O’Brien 10%
South Page 13%
South Tama 9%
South Winneshiek 6%
Southeast Polk 5%
Southeast Warren 10%
Southeast Webster-Grand 2%
Spencer 4%
Spirit Lake 6%
Springville 6%
St. Ansgar 7%
Stanton 8%
Starmont 2%
Storm Lake 3%
Stratford 8%
Sumner-Fredericksburg 7%
Tipton 10%
Treynor 5%
Tri-Center 1%
Tri-County 0%
Tripoli 9%
Turkey Valley 0%
Twin Cedars 4%
Twin Rivers 10%
Underwood 0%
Union 8%
United 7%
Urbandale 0%
Van Buren 9%
Van Meter 4%
Villisca 5%
Vinton-Shellsburg 7%
Waco 0%
Wapello 8%
Wapsie Valley 12%
Washington 9%
Waterloo 0%
Waukee 0%
Waverly-Shell Rock 6%
Wayne 2%
Webster City 4%
West Bend-Mallard 0%
West Branch 2%
West Burlington 0%
West Central 13%
West Central Valley 5%
West Delaware Community 5%
West Des Moines 0%
West Fork 1%
West Hancock 10%
West Harrison 2%
West Liberty 15%
West Lyon 10%
West Marshall 9%
West Monona 6%
West Sioux 9%
Western Dubuque Community 6%
Westwood 7%
Whiting 5%
Williamsburg 8%
Wilton 5%
Winfield-Mt. Union 7%
Winterset 4%
Woodbine 14%
Woodbury Central 3%
Woodward-Granger 7%

Deductions

Fiscal year Filing status Standard deduction amount
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

Exemptions

There is state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Fiscal year Filing status Personal exemption amount Comment
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$40 As tax credit
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $80 As tax credit
Dependent(s) $40 As tax credit

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Fiscal year Percentage of Federal EITC Refundable
2021
2020
15% Yes

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

There is no state-level CTC.

FAQs

What taxes do Iowan pay?

The state-level income tax rate ranges from 0.33% to 8.53% and residents of Appanoose county need to pay 1% local income tax. There is also additional local income tax for some school districts.

How much do you make after taxes in Iowa?

If a single filer in Appanoose county earns $59,000 per year, his take home pay is $45,516.49.
For a married couple in Appanoose county with a combined annual wage of $118,000, their take home pay is $89,510.27.