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President's Message - June 2017

You talked and we listened. Many comments were made on the PDI Spring Event evaluation about tax credits and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) — so much so that we are adding a general session at the Fall Conference. Several of PDI's member experts, Jason Hutcheson, Burlington; Dan Culhane, Ames; and Chad Schreck, Mason City will round out the panel. ...

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Angel Investor Tax Credit makes Iowa more attractive to Entrepreneurs

The Battelle Report, released in December of 2014, included many critical findings, among them that innovation and entrepreneurship will drive future gains. In an effort to accelerate the development of Iowa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the report had several recommendations, including the creation of an effective angel investor tax credit that eliminates the waiting period, increases the tax credit percentage, and makes the credits transferrable to attract broader investor interest....

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Iowa Commercial Property Reform Tax Credit - Deadline Jan. 15

During the 2013 Legislative Session, the State of Iowa passed Property Tax Reform. This legislation includes a Business Property Tax Credit for commercial, industrial, and railway property under new Iowa Code chapter 426C for property taxes due and payable in fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2014. This credit is similar to the Homestead Credit....

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