TAXES 2220, Iowa State Income Tax Withholding
Published: April 7, 2022
Effective: Pay Period 06, 2022
Summary
The income tax withholding formula for the State of Iowa includes the following changes:
 The standard deduction amount for employees claiming zero or one withholding allowance has changed from $2,130 to $2,210.
 The standard deduction amount for employees claiming two or more withholding allowances has changed from $5,240 to $5,450.
 The tax withholding table has changed.
No action on the part of the employee or the personnel office is necessary.
Tax Formula
State Abbreviation: 
IA 
State Tax Withholding State Code: 
19 
Acceptable Exemption Form: 
IA W4 
Basis for Withholding: 
State Allowances 
Acceptable Exemption Data: 
0/Number of Allowances 
TSP Deferred: 
Yes 
Special Coding: 
Determine the Total Number Of Allowances Claimed field as follows:

Additional Information: 
In the event an employee does not file a Form IA W4, then zero (0) allowances will be used as the basis for withholding. 
Withholding Formula (Effective Pay Period 06, 2022)
 Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.
 Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program and Flexible Spending Account — health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.
 Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (e.g., taxable life insurance) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.
 Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the gross annual wages.
 Multiply the biweekly Federal income tax withholding by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the annual Federal income tax withholding and subtract this amount from the gross annual wages computed in step 4.
 Determine the standard deduction by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 5 to compute the taxable income:
If the Number of Allowances Claimed Is:
The Standard Deduction Is:
0 or 1 exemption
$2,210
2 or more exemptions
$5,450
 Apply the following table to the taxable income computed in step 6 to determine the Iowa tax withholding:
Tax Withholding Table
If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:
The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:
Over $0 but not over $1,743
0.33%
Over $1,743 but not over $3,486
$5.75 plus 0.67% of excess over $1,743
Over $3,486 but not over $6,972
$17.43 plus 2.25% of excess over $3,486
Over $6,972 but not over $15,687
$95.87 plus 4.14% of excess over $6,972
Over $15,687 but not over $26,145
$456.67 plus 5.63% of excess over $15,687
Over $26,145 but not over $34,860
$1,045.46 plus 5.96% of excess over $26,145
Over $34,860 but not over $52,290
$1,564.87 plus 6.25% of excess over $34,860
Over $52,290 but not over $78,435
$2,654.25 plus 7.44% of excess over $52,290
Over $78,435
$4,599.44 plus 8.53% of excess over $78,435
 Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline, and subtract this amount from the results of step 7 to compute the annual Iowa tax withholding:
Multiply the number of allowances by $40
 Divide the annual Iowa tax withholding calculated in step 8 by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the biweekly Iowa tax withholding.
Resources
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