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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 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 county 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
Iowa United States

From Wikipedia

Iowa tax year starts from July 01 the year before to June 30 the current year. So the tax year 2022 will start from July 01 2021 to June 30 2022.

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 [Net income – Adjustments = Adjusted gross income]
  3. calculate your taxable income [Adjusted gross income – (Standard/Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = Taxable income]
  4. understand your income tax liability [Taxable income × Income tax rate = Income tax liability]
  5. minus any tax liability, deductions, withholdings [Net income – (Income tax liability + Pre-tax deductions + Post-tax deductions + Withholdings) = Your paycheck]

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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2020 Download PDF

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

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 $45,749.46.
For a married couple in Appanoose county with a combined annual wage of $118,000, their take home pay is $89,967.56.

How much taxes are deducted from a $59,000 paycheck in Iowa?

The total taxes deducted for a single filer in Appanoose county are $1151.54 monthly or $531.48 bi-weekly.