Iowa Business Climate
Iowa Corporate Income Tax
Iowa's single-factor, nonunitary tax is based only on the percentage of total sales income within the state - an Iowa manufacturer selling all its products outside Iowa would pay no Iowa corporate income tax. Iowa allows 50 percent deductibility of federal taxes from Iowa corporate income tax, and Iowa corporate income tax may be reduced or eliminated by the New Jobs Tax Credit.
No Sales or Use Tax on Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment
The purchase of industrial machinery and equipment and computers assessed as real property is exempt from Iowa sales or use tax. No sales tax is due on purchases of electricity or natural gas used directly in the manufacturing process.
No Property Tax on New Industrial Machinery and Equipment
Manufacturing machinery and equipment, as well as computers used to process data by insurance companies and financial institutions, are exempt from property tax.
No Personal Property (Inventory) Tax
Personal property is not assessed for tax purposes. In Iowa, personal property includes corporate inventories of salable goods, raw materials and goods in process.