Iowa's numerous tax benefits will ensure your business has every opportunity to achieve profitability and productivity.

Single-Factor Nonunitary Tax

Iowa's corporate income tax is a single-factor, non-unitary tax and is based only on the percentage of total sales income within the state. An Iowa manufacturer selling all its products outside Iowa pays no Iowa corporate income tax.

Federal Deductibility

Iowa is one of only five states that offers Federal Deductibility. This allows 50% deductibility of federal taxes on corporate income tax in Iowa.

What You Won't Pay Taxes On

  • no sales or use tax on industrial machinery/equipment/computers
  • no sales tax on purchases of electricity or natural gas used directly in the manufacturing process
  • no sales or use tax on computer/peripherals used in the processing or storage of data
  • no property tax on manufacturing machinery/equipment/computers
  • no tax assessment on personal property (includes corporate inventories of salable goods, raw materials, and goods in process)

Tax Reduction Programs

These tax reduction programs, available through the State of Iowa, may help your company experience higher profitability: Research and Development Tax Credit; New Jobs TrainingTax Credit; and High Quality Jobs Creation Program.

Tax Increment Financing

The City of DeWitt may use the property taxes resulting from the increase in taxable valuation caused by the construction of new industrial or commercial facilities to provide economic development incentives to your business.

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