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Additional Tax Options & Exemptions

Other tax options may be available.

Tax Increment Financing: City councils or boards of supervisors may use the property taxes resulting from the increase in taxable valuation caused by the construction of new industrial or commercial facilities to provide economic development incentives to a business.

Pollution Control or Recycling Property Tax Exemption for improvements to real property that are primarily used to control pollution of air or water, or primarily used for recycling, may qualify for a property tax exemption. Call the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) at one of the following: for solid waste machinery and equipment, 515.281.8176; for wastewater and animal waste pollution control equipment, 515.242.5260; or for air quality pollution control equipment, 515.242.5100.

Recycling Sales Tax Exemption is available for industrial machinery, equipment, computers and replacement parts if used directly and primarily in the recycling or reprocessing of waste products. To qualify the business purchasing or renting qualifying equipment must complete the Iowa Sales Tax Exemption Certificate and submit the completed form to the seller when completing the sales transaction.  Call Iowa Department of Revenue (DOR) at 515.281.3114 or 1.800.367.3388