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How to Calculate 2022 Iowa State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2022 Iowa state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Tax rate used in calculating Iowa state tax for year 2022

State Abbreviation:


State Tax Withholding State Code:


Acceptable Exemption Form:

IA-W4 or W-4

Basis For Withholding:

State Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Data:

0 / Number of Allowances

TSP Deferred:


Special Coding:

Determine the Total Number Of Allowances Claimed field as follows:
First Position - Enter 0 (zero).
Second and Third Positions - Enter the number of allowances claimed.

Additional Information:


Withholding Formula (Iowa Effective 2022)
  1. Subtract the biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages times 26 to obtain the gross annual wages.

  5. Multiply the biweekly Federal income tax withholding by 26 to obtain the annual Federal income tax withholding and subtract this amount from the gross annual wages computed in step 4.

  6. Determine the standard deduction by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 5 to compute the taxable income.

  7. If the Number of
    Allowances Claimed Is:

    The Standard
    Deduction Is:

    0 or 1
    $ 2,210
    2 or more

  8. Apply the taxable income computed in step 6 to the following table to determine the Iowa tax withholding.

  9. Tax Withholding Table

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Iowa
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    But Not

    Of Excess

    $        0
    $     1,743
    $        0.00
    $        0
      and over

  10. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the result of step 7 to compute the annual Iowa tax withholding.
  11. Exemption Allowance = $40 x Number of Exemptions

  12. Divide the annual Iowa tax withholding by 26 and round to the nearest dollar to obtain the biweekly Iowa tax withholding.

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