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Tax Tip Tuesday: Coupling Iowa Tax Law Update

Two weeks ago, we discussed that the Iowa legislature this year has indicated that they do not plan to couple with any federal tax law changes for 2016. That still appears to be the direction Iowa is going to take.


For 2016 for federal purposes, businesses can immediately deduct up to $500,000 of the tax basis of certain business property or equipment placed into service that year, rather than depreciating that equipment over a period of years. Once qualifying purchases reach a threshold of $2,010,000, the amount of the deduction is reduced, dollar-for-dollar for each dollar above the threshold.


For 2016, the Iowa Section 179 deduction is back to $25,000 with a $200,000 threshold. Also as in prior years, Iowa does not allow bonus depreciation.This Iowa change makes the potential $2,500 de minimis safe harbor election that we discussed on December 1, 2015 even more important.

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