Groups push for tax cuts, elimination of income tax

Governor Kim Reynolds didn’t share any clues about her tax and spending plans as she hosted an online hearing about the state budget this past Wednesday. Groups that have lobbied for tax cuts in the past used the forum to make the case for deeper reductions. Chris Hagenow is president of Iowans for Tax Relief.

Tyler Raygor, state director for Americans for Prosperity, says it’s reasonable to accelerate the plan to shrink down to a three-point-nine percent flat income tax.

Mike Rozenboom, legal counsel for the Iowa Bankers Association, says Iowa is in a well-positioned to both cut taxes and spend money on affordable housing, child care, education and other quality of life initiatives.

Matt Everson, state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, says his members want to pay less taxes.

Reynolds will deliver the annual “Condition of the State” address on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and release her state budget plan that evening. During the event two years ago, she called on legislators to pass a flat income tax and is likely to reveal her latest tax cutting goals this next Tuesday.



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