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Tax Tip Tuesday: What You Need to Know About Iowa Withholding

Today we will look at two items related to Iowa withholding.

Beginning in 2019, for tax year 2018, all withholding agents are required to electronically file W-2 and W-2G forms with the department by the last day of January following the tax year. You will not be able to paper file a W-2 with Iowa.

Also, the Iowa Department of Revenue is issuing new income tax withholding tables for 2019 to better align with recent changes in state tax laws.

For individuals, this means that employers will be reducing the amount of Iowa tax withheld from employees’ paychecks beginning January 1, 2019.

The withholding tables have been the same since 2006. The changes are designed to align the amount of income tax employers remit to the state with the individual income tax cuts included in the Iowa tax bill that was passed this past spring.

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