Exploring the Conservative Approach to Budgeting in Iowa

The root of conservative budgeting in Iowa is a profound understanding that the burden of government is more accurately reflected in spending rather than in taxation or regulation.

Iowa continues to stand at the crossroads of fiscal conservativism, where balancing the budget isn’t a mere financial exercise but a deep-seated principle that resonates across the state’s governance. As part of this ongoing narrative, the dialogue around conservative budgeting within the state has intensified, particularly in…

Local Election Day

City, county, school, and bond issues are on the ballot today. This poll season promises to bring some interesting races and decisions that hold the potential to reshape the future of Iowa’s political and economic…

Understanding Iowa’s Rise in the Tax Rankings

Iowa must continue to build on its existing progress and address impending challenges effectively. Property tax remains a key area that needs urgent attention. For Iowa to get out of the bottom ten in property…

New Info For Attacking The Growing Property Tax Burden

ITR Local: Your Property Tax Information Website The property tax burden in Iowa has been a growing concern. Frustration and discontent have steadily risen as local government spending continues to drive up the cost of…

How has your local gov’t spending impacted YOUR property tax bill?
Find out at ITR Local.

Watchdog Newsletter Archive

You know how the government keeps taking more of your money and time? Well, ITR works for lower taxes, less spending, and fewer regulations so…

What Does ITR Do?

The government takes too much of your money and time. That’s why Iowans for Tax Relief (ITR) works to:

  • Educate Iowans about our solutions
  • Activate Iowans in support of our solutions
  • Influence elected officials to enact our solutions

So the government will get out of your pocket and off your back!

Recent Victories:

  • Created a 3.9% flat individual income tax rate
  • Eliminated state income taxes on retirement income
  • Eliminated Iowa’s inheritance tax
  • Set a path to reduce the corporate income tax from 9.8% to 5.5%
  • Phased-out special tax incentives in the corporate tax code
Governor Kim Reynolds at the 2022 ITR Tax Day

“ITR has been fighting for Iowa taxpayers for over 40 years. I can’t tell you how important that is.

When ITR is at the Capitol, they are not working for just one business or industry. They represent ALL Iowa taxpayers.”

– Governor Kim Reynolds

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Stay updated on how elected officials spend your money. As the voice of the taxpayer, we will let you know when you should speak up.

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Your Property Tax Bill:

The chart below shows the total property taxes collected by local governments across Iowa have grown much faster than the state’s population and inflation.

Learn more at ITRLocal.org

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