a. Accrual method:
Taxpayers who had capital gains in 2003 that were reported on the installment
method for Federal and the entire gain was reported for Iowa in 2002 do
not have to report installments.
exemption of payments to: Installment payments and lump sum payments
received on or after July 1, 2002, by a beneficiary from an annuity of a
deceased employee, is exempt from income tax if the payments are included
in the deceased employees estate for Iowa inheritance tax purposes.
If this annuity income is included as part of Iowa gross income and included
in the deceased employees estate for Iowa inheritance tax purposes,
enter that amount on this line.
c. Capital gains
from installment sales in 2002: The installment method for reporting
capital gains for accrual accounting taxpayers is adopted for Iowa individual
income tax purposes for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2002.
However, if you used the accrual method of accounting and reported the entire
capital gain on the 2001 Iowa return which was reported on the installment
method for Federal tax purposes, deduct the amount reported of any additional
installments from that capital gain on this line.
d. Claim of Right
Deduction: If income was repaid in the 2003 tax year and was
reported and taxed on a prior Iowa return, that income may be deducted on
the 2003 tax return. However, it may be to your advantage to take a credit
on line 66. You may
take either the deduction on this line or take a credit on line 66, but
Example of Claim of Right Deduction:
A taxpayer reported $7,000 in unemployment benefits on the 1998 Iowa return.
In early 2003 the taxpayer was notified that $4,000 of the unemployment
benefits had to be repaid. The benefits were repaid by the end of 2003.
The taxpayer may claim a $4,000 income adjustment on line 24 of the 2003
e. Disability income
exclusion: You may exclude from Iowa tax a portion of the disability
pay you received in 2003 if you meet ALL of the following conditions:
f. Teacher expenses:
Enter out-of-pocket teacher expenses as allowed on Federal 1040, line
23. For 2002 and 2003 tax years, a deduction is allowed for up to $250 annually
of expenses incurred by teachers, instructors, counselors, principals, etc.,
for books, supplies, computer equipment and materials used in the classroom.
g. Employer Social
Security Credit: If your business was in the food or beverage
industry and you claimed a refundable credit for a portion of employer Social
Security tax on employee tips, you may claim a deduction on line 24 for
h. Federal Alcohol
Fuel Credit: If you claimed an Alcohol Fuel Credit on your Federal
tax return, enter the amount of your Alcohol Fuel Credit here and attach
a copy of Federal form 6478.
income exclusion and/or foreign housing deduction from Federal
form 2555 or form 2555EZ.
j. Gains or losses
from distressed sale transactions: If
you need further information, e-mail our
/ Clean-fuel vehicles: The clean-burning fuel deduction applies
to vehicles propelled by clean-burning fuel such as natural gas or electricity.
Because this is an above-the-line deduction for Federal tax purposes, the
deduction may be claimed on this line of the IA 1040.
The Internal Revenue Service certifies
whether or not a vehicle qualifies for the deduction. In order for a
vehicle to be eligible for the deduction, it must:
- be acquired by the taxpayer for original
use rather than for resale,
- meet specified Federal and state emission
- be manufactured for public road/highway
- have a minimum of four wheels, and
- not operate exclusively on rails
The deduction is $2,000 for qualifying
vehicles first used in the 2003 calendar year. The deduction decreases to
$1,500 for 2004, to $1,000 in 2005 and to $500 in 2006. Federal law currently
provides no deduction for hybrid vehicles first used after 2006.
The Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and hybrid
Honda Civic have been approved. Others may be approved in the future. Contact
the Internal Revenue Service for a current list of qualifying vehicles.
Call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
Other "clean fuel deductions"
allowed on the Federal 1040, line 33, will also be allowed on the IA 1040,
l. In-home health
care: To the extent included in Iowa gross income, deduct any
state Supplementary Assistance payments received for unskilled in-home health-related
care services to a family member.
Educational Savings Plan Trust: If you, your spouse,
or any other interested party participate in the Iowa Educational
Savings Plan Trust, each may deduct an amount contributed not to exceed
$2,230 per beneficiary. This is an Iowa Section 529 Plan.
Please note: Rollover contributions from other states'
529 savings plans do not qualify for the annual deduction.
n. Medical savings
account deduction: If you claimed a Medical Savings Account Deduction
on your Federal income tax return, enter the amount of this deduction here
and attach a copy of Federal form 8853.
information: taxable to state of residence, combat zone exemptions
and extensions, forgiveness of tax
- Retirement plans for military,
exemption of withdrawals
If a National Guard member or member
of the military reserve is called to active state or Federal duty and makes
a withdrawal from a qualified retirement account of the member, the amount
of the withdrawal is not subject to Iowa income tax or state tax penalty.
If this income is reported as taxable pension income on line
9 of the Iowa return, enter that amount here.
p. Net operating
Residents: Enter any Iowa net operating
loss carryforward from the prior year and attach the supporting schedule.
Nonresidents: Enter any Iowa-source net
operating loss carryforward on your Schedule IA126.
Nonresidents do not enter net operating losses on the IA 1040 return.
Net Operating Loss Worksheet for additional information on the new carryback
Iowa will not couple with the revised
carryback provisions of the Federal Economic Stimulus Bill.
The Federal return allows for a 5-year
carryback of net operating losses incurred in 2001 and 2002. Iowa has its
own net operating loss provisions for a 2-year carryback, and Iowa law will
not be changed based on the passage of the Federal bill. Therefore, for
net operating losses incurred in 2001 and 2002, the loss carryback for Iowa
purposes will remain at 2 years with exceptions noted on form IA
q. Partnership income
and/or S corporation income: Enter modifications that decrease
the income if the income is declared on line
10 of the IA 1040.
r. Speculative shell
buildings: If you are the owner of a qualifying speculative shell
building, enter the difference between the depreciation taken on this building
on your Federal return and the depreciation that you could take under the
accelerated cost recovery system of the Internal Revenue Code if the building
were classified as 15-year property. Attach a worksheet showing this calculation.
s. Student Loan
Interest Deduction: Enter the same figure that is allowed
on your Federal 1040, line 25, or on your Federal 1040A, line
t. Tuition and fees
deduction: Enter the amount from Federal 1040, line 26 or Federal
1040A, line 19.
u. Wages paid to certain individuals:
If you operate a business, you may qualify for an additional deduction
of 65% of the wages paid in the first 12 months up to a maximum deduction
of $20,000 per qualifying new employee. This deduction is in addition to
the wage deduction you were allowed on Federal Schedule C. To qualify, the
new employee(s) must be disabled or an ex-offender on parole, probation,
or in a work release program. All types of businesses may qualify for this
deduction for hiring qualifying ex-offenders. However, the deduction for
hiring qualifying persons with disabilities is restricted to certain small
Further information is available online:
v. Work Opportunity
Credit: If you claimed a Work Opportunity Credit on your Federal
income tax return, enter the amount here.
w. Other Federal
Adjustments prior to the calculation of Federal 1040 line 34
(Federal AGI) not already taken on the IA 1040
MARRIED SEPARATE FILERS:
When the adjustment is attributable
to a specific spouse, it is taken by that spouse.
When the adjustment is not attributable
to any one spouse, it must be prorated based on the net income amounts
on line 26. Calculate through line 26 as if the adjustment in question
If the adjustment is attributable to
a dependent, such as the tuition and fees deduction, it is prorated based
on net income.
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