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Iowa Payroll Law and Practice

he Iowa State Agency that oversees the collection and reporting of State income taxes deducted from payroll checks is:

Department of Revenue Income Tax Division Hoover State Office Bldg. P.O. Box 10457 Des Moines, IA 50306-0457 (515) 281-3114 (800) 367-3388 (in state) www.state.ia.us/tax

Iowa requires that you use Iowa form “IA W-4, Centralized Employee Registry Reporting Form/Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate” instead of a Federal W-4 Form for Iowa State Income Tax Withholding.

Not all states allow salary reductions made under Section 125 cafeteria plans or 401(k) to be treated in the same manner as the IRS code allows. In Iowa cafeteria plans are not taxable for income tax calculation; taxable for unemployment insurance purposes. 401(k) plan deferrals are not taxable for income taxes; taxable for unemployment purposes.

In Iowa supplemental wages are taxed at a 6% flat rate.

State W-2s are not applicable in the state of Iowa.

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Iowa is a Better Pace of Life

The capital of Iowa, Des Moines is a sprawling city noted for kicking off the U.S. Presidential campaigns every four years. If you are looking for a more traditional place to raise a family, this may be the place.

Des Moines also serves as the seat of Polk County, and is the center of a growing metropolitan area. With an estimated 196,857 residents in 2006, Des Moines has experienced marginal growth since 1990. The core population peaked at 208,982 in 1960. Since then, outlying suburbs have boosted the overall metro population to over 534,230. While Des Moines has successfully annexed bordering areas, a plan to merge governments with Polk County was soundly rejected by voters. The median age of city residents was 35.6 years in 2006 with 76% of the population being White non-Hispanic. Another 8% were African American, 10% Hispanic and 4% Asian. The African American and Hispanic populations are significantly higher than the Iowa average. About 10% of residents were foreign born, significantly higher than the state average. Over 25% of residents claimed German ancestry. Families made up 62% of Des Moines households. The 2006 median income for households in Des Moines was $41,651, slightly under the state average. It was somewhat below the national average of $46,242. Unemployment in 2006, at 6.8% among the civilian workforce, was greater than the national trend. About 15% of the population lived in poverty, equal in percentage to the number of dropouts in Des Moines.

Iowa is a Better Pace of Life

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Iowa City Tornado of 2006

Iowa City Tornado Burlington Street
Burlington Street residents watch from above as Iowa City firefighters cut a downed street light on Thursday night, Apr. 13, 2006.
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A crowd gathers around an overturned car on Clinton Street near Burlington Street on Thursday night.
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Iowa City Tornado Johnson County Sheriff Department
Deputy Hynes with the Johnson County Sheriff Department instructs pedestrians to keep clear of a suspected gas leak in the Ped Mall on Thursday night.
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Top 10 Cities For Younger Retirees

Young retirees looking out for the best cities in the U.S. to retire young but still be engaged in an active lifestyle may take a look at the top ten cities that have been chosen by the Money Magazine with Bert Sperling of Bestplace.net this year. The best cities have been selected based on important factors for an active lifestyle such as population growth, cost of living, economic health, recreation opportunities and leisure activities. The city’s proximity to a large metro area, college presence in the vicinity and housing costs that are below $350,000 have been taken into account. However, the study also made a few exceptions for cities that offered unique benefits and did not strictly fit the criteria. It’s time to put up that tie and retire!

1. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Pronounced as ‘Core da lane’, this city offers a wonderful ski environment, stunning scenery and a flourishing golf culture. The city is picking up in the tourism sector. The median home price is $311,700 and the population is 38,246.

2. Charlottesville, Virginia: The Blue Ridge Mountains, University of Virginia, and variety of entertainment and recreation, makes Charlottesville an attractive option to retire in. This is also a city with a strong historical background. All these positive features offset the slightly high median home price of $398,400. The population of Charlottesville is 41,425.

3. Logan, Utah: Home to the Utah State University, Logan is a popular city that offers various recreational activities including plenty of water sports at Bear Lake. Logan has a historic downtown and the scenic Logan Canyon Scenic Byway is a great attraction. The city has a median home price of $205,400 and population of 44,599.

4. Blacksburg, Virginia: A town that has been growing steadily over the last 4 decades, Blacksburg is home to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute also known as Virginia Tech, a very vibrant college community and lots of scenic beauty. The median home price is $233,400 and the town has a population of 39,915 residents.

5. Burlington, Vermont: A college town through and through, Burlington boasts of being home to four colleges – the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College and a Community College of Vermont campus. The median home price is $378,000 and the town has 37,884 residents.

6. Anacortes, Washington: An awesome place if you want to enjoy your retirement with a lot of fun and entertainment. The jewel of Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is favorably located near British Columbia. There is no limit to the water sports that the sea offers or to other outdoor activities such as golfing, bird watching, camping etc. The median home price is $347,600 and the town has a population of just 15,514 with a 15-year growth rate of 24.5 %.

7. Sarasota, Florida: You would love this spot for its exquisite architecture, pure white sands and wonderful beach sports. You can have a big house warming party, south florida party rentals are always on hand. The medium home price is a little expensive at $423,400 and the population is at 53,477. Being the hub of architectural marvel Sarasota in the State of Florida might not offer much for the home buyer in terms of housing bargains. Make sure to check out the local south florida event rentals.

8. Hanover, New Hampshire: Also known as the “Upper Valley”, Hanover in New Hampshire is a peaceful place to settle in, for its wonderful valley setting. Located at driving distance from Boston, Montreal and New York City, Hanover also offers great skiing activity. The median home price is at $297,400 and the population is 8,305 with a 15-year growth rate of 13.2 %.

9. Manhattan, Kansas: If one wishes to settle in a city that offers year-round entertainment, Manhattan in the State of Kansas would be the perfect choice. The city offers golf, art, shopping and some of the country’s best music festivals during the month of June. The median home price is $188,600 and the population is 44,630.

10. Ames, Iowa: This can be the perfect choice for the one who wants a laid back lifestyle and a quiet life. The city offers some of the most affordable housing options and the crime rate is also quite low here. The city also is home to the Iowa State University. The Median home price is at $176,700 and the population is 54,817.

Iowa Hawkeye Football Recap

Here’s a recap of the season. Where the Iowa Hawkeyes have played, their wins and losses, and links to more information about the games.

Day Date Opponent Location
Sat 09/03/05 Ball State Iowa City, IA
(Varsity Club Day)
W, 56-0
Recap | Box Score | Quotes | Notes | Photo Gallery |
Sat 09/10/05 Iowa State Ames, IA
(Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
L, 23-3
Recap | Final Stats | Notes | Photo Gallery |
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Sat 09/17/05 Northern Iowa Iowa City, IA W, 45-21
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Sat 09/24/05 Ohio State Columbus, OH L, 31-6
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Sat 10/01/05 Illinois Iowa City, IA
W, 35-7
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Sat 10/08/05 Purdue West Lafayette, IN W, 34-17
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Sat 10/15/05 Indiana Iowa City, IA
(Family Weekend)
W, 38-21
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Sat 10/22/05 Michigan Iowa City, IA L, 23-20 (OT)
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Sat 11/05/05 Northwestern Evanston, IL L, 28-27
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Sat 11/12/05 Wisconsin Madison, WI W, 20-10
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Sat 11/19/05 Minnesota Iowa City, IA W, 52-28
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Mon 01/02/06 Florida Tampa, FL
(Outback Bowl)
10:00 AM

2005 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule

2005 Schedule for Iowa Hawkeyes Football

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Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Day Date Opponent Location
Sat 09/03/05 vs. Ball State at Iowa City, IA (Varsity Club Day)
Sat 09/10/05 vs. Iowa State at Ames, IA (Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
Sat 09/17/05 vs. Northern Iowa at Iowa City, IA
Sat 09/24/05 vs. Ohio State at Columbus, OH
Sat 10/01/05 vs. Illinois at Iowa City, IA (Homecoming)
Sat 10/08/05 vs. Purdue at West Lafayette, IN
Sat 10/15/05 vs. Indiana at Iowa City, IA (Family Weekend)
Sat 10/22/05 vs. Michigan at Iowa City, IA
Sat 11/05/05 vs. Northwestern at Evanston, IL
Sat 11/12/05 vs. Wisconsin at Madison, WI
Sat 11/19/05 vs. Minnesota at Iowa City, IA

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones: Loss

When: Sat – 09/10/05
Who: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Where: Ames, IA (Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
Television: ABC

Result: Iowa State 23, Iowa 3

Read the game recap here

The following is from HawkeyeFootball.com

“Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. The Hawkeyes have started on offense in 65 of their last 69 games. Iowa has started on offense in 67-of-75 contests under Kirk Ferentz.

QB Drew Tate was 5-11 for 57 yards in the first half before leaving the game, leaving his career total at 2,997 passing yards.

Albert Young’s 36-yard run on his first carry of the game is a career best. Young had a 31-yard run in the opening win over Ball State. Young had 18 carries for 140 yards for the best rushing total of his career. Young’s previous best game was 87 yards in the 2004 season opener vs. Kent State.

PK Kyle Schlicher was successful on his first field goal attempt of the season, a 44-yarder in the third quarter. Schlicher scored eight points in Iowa’s opening win, making all of his PAT attempts. Schlicher is now 22-27 in career field goals, including 4-8 from outside 40 yards.

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