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State Sen. Jake Chapman (R-Adel), chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, posted on Facebook Friday that he has consistently advocated for the elimination of Iowa’s income tax.

“One of the reasons — it allows Iowans to have greater access to discretionary spending!” Chapman said. “The United States Senate passed this stimulus bill 96-0, in part to put more money into households so we can spur economic activity. I share that goal.”

Chapman said those checks are currently subject to Iowa income tax, which ultimately reduces their value.

“The Iowa legislature needs to pass legislation to exempt these stimulus checks from the Iowa income tax,” Chapman said.

Author: Jacob Hall