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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Can Help Iowans with 2018 Tax Returns

VITA programs can help Iowans who have low or moderate incomes


January 10, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Because of federal tax law changes in 2018, Iowans’ tax returns are going to look different this year, according to Jan Monahan, a human sciences specialist in family finance with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“Form 1040 has changed dramatically,” Monahan said. “In addition, the amount of tax being withheld from most paychecks was adjusted last winter. For some Iowans the result will be lower refunds.”

In any year, many consumers feel ill equipped to prepare and file their tax returns on their own.

“When tax law changes, it is even more important...

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