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Gov. Branstad signs largest tax cut in Iowa history

June 12, 2013
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Gov. Branstad today signed Senate File 295 into law, issuing the largest tax cut in Iowa history. Branstad held the signing ceremony at Hawkeye Ready-Mix Concrete in Hiawatha, where he recognized the support of many individuals involved in this historic reform. “Today, the largest tax cut in Iowa history will become law. I am proud to…

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Local government officials agree: It’s time for property tax reform

March 11, 2013
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– Local elected officials joined Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at their weekly news conference this morning to express their support for the administration’s property tax reform plan. The officials note that the plan does not come at the expense of Iowa’s local governments. “If we do nothing, those hardworking Iowa taxpayers…

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Branstad, Reynolds celebrate largest capital investment in Iowa history, calls for Iowa income tax reform

September 5, 2012
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Branstad and Lt. Gov. Reynolds celebrated the single largest capital investment project in the history of the state and called on lawmakers to turn their focus to income tax reform during the next legislative session. They joined representatives of the Iowa Fertilizer Company to announce their final selection of a Lee County site for their…

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Statement from Branstad/Reynolds Chief of Staff Jeff Boeyink on property tax reform

May 4, 2012
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Jeff Boeyink, chief of staff in the Branstad/Reynolds administration, today praised House Republicans for submitting a compromise tax reform proposal that embodies all the elements necessary to forge a final agreement. It includes permanent reductions in property value for commercial and industrial property taxpayers—meaning permanent tax relief that will improve Iowa’s competitiveness. It includes property…

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Gov. Branstad to lead economic development trip to Chicago; Stresses need for property tax reform

August 1, 2011
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Gov. Terry Branstad will travel to Chicago on Thursday and Friday to highlight economic opportunities in Iowa, recruit businesses to locate within the state and encourage expansion among existing businesses. Branstad says the state has an eager, hard-working workforce, and a number of positive attributes on which to attract businesses. Branstad expressed disappointment, however, that…

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Tax return deadline extended for business owners located in disaster areas

June 14, 2011
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Extension of time to file Iowa sales/use tax and withholding quarterly returns Iowa Department of Revenue Director Courtney Kay-Decker has granted an extension of time for affected taxpayers to file the quarterly Iowa sales/use tax and withholding returns for the period ending 6-30-11. Those returns are normally due on July 31, but can now be…

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Branstad signs House File 652

May 11, 2011
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law:   House File 652: An act providing an exemption from the computation of the individual state income tax of all pay received for active duty military service and service in Operation New Dawn and including effective date and retroactive applicability provisions. For more information,…

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Branstad to sign HF 652; bill to exempt active duty military from paying state income tax

May 10, 2011
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that he will sign House File 652 on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in the Governor’s Formal Office. Wednesday, May 11, 2011   3:30 p.m.      Gov. Branstad signs House File 652                         Governor’s Formal Office                         State Capitol                         Des Moines, IA   House File 652: An…

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Branstad, Reynolds tax plan prevents looming $1.3 billion property tax hike

May 9, 2011
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Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today stressed that if their property tax plan is not implemented this year, Iowa taxpayers will be on the hook for a whopping $1.3 billion property tax increase over the next five years. This includes all classes of property: agricultural, residential, commercial and industrial. “For far…

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