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At this time, Iowa's only income tax reciprocal agreement is with Illinois.


IOWA AND ILLINOIS RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT

Any wages or salary earned by an Iowa resident working in Illinois is taxable only to Iowa and not to Illinois. Any wages or salary earned by an Illinois resident working in Iowa is taxable only to Illinois and not to Iowa.

An Iowa resident working for wages or salary in Illinois should complete and file Illinois form IL-W-5-NR “Employee’s Statement of Nonresidence in Illinois” with the employer so that the employer will withhold Iowa income tax.

An Illinois resident working for wages or salary in Iowa should complete and file the IA 44-016 (pdf) “Employee’s Statement of Nonresidence in Iowa” with the employer so that the employer will withhold Illinois income tax.

Iowa will tax any Iowa-source income received by an Illinois resident that is not from wages or salaries. Illinois will tax any Illinois-source income received by an Iowa resident that is not from wages or salaries. Examples of income that are not wages and salaries and, therefore, not covered under the Iowa-Illinois Reciprocal Agreement are Iowa gambling winnings and unemployment compensation for employment in Iowa.

If Illinois income tax has been mistakenly withheld from the wages or salary of an Iowa resident, the Iowa resident must file an Illinois income tax return to get a refund. Any questions on how to complete the Illinois return should be directed to the Illinois Department of Revenue at 1-800-732-8866.

Illinois residents who have had Iowa income tax withheld in error from their wages and have no other Iowa-source income must file an Iowa income tax return requesting a refund. They should complete Steps 1, 2, and 3 of the IA1040, show “0” on line 1 of Step 4 and line 26 of Step 5, write “Illinois resident tax withheld in error” on the face of the return. On the back of the IA 1040 on lines 60, 67, 68, 69 and 70, enter the Iowa tax withheld, sign the return and attach copies of W-2s to the front of the return. Copies of federal and Illinois returns must be enclosed.