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Research Study Says Three Area Counties Among Iowa’s Lowest In Tax Burden

Tax season is a little later than normal this year  due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SmartAsset  a financial technology and research company, has released its study on places with the lowest tax burdens. The study analyzed data on income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county to find the places with the lowest overall tax burden.
Check out the table below to see how the top counties in Iowa stacked up:

Rank County Income Tax Sales Tax Property Tax Fuel Tax Tax Burden Index
1 Pocahontas, IA $11,216 $1,202 $842 $218 66.75
2 Osceola, IA $11,275 $1,029 $933 $242 66.74
3 Ida, IA $11,242 $1,202 $979 $250 65.32
4 Sac, IA $11,166 $1,204 $1,042 $273 65.24
5 Van Buren, IA $11,243 $1,030 $1,269 $215 64.71
6 Monona, IA $11,298 $1,200 $1,056 $210 64.66
7 Audubon, IA $11,315 $1,200 $995 $272 64.53
8 Calhoun, IA $11,200 $1,203 $1,128 $266 64.42
9 Taylor, IA $11,242 $1,202 $1,118 $240 64.38
10 Adams, IA $11,262 $1,201 $1,165 $202 64.18

For more information on the study, including the methodology and interactive map, check here: https://smartasset.com/taxes/iowa-tax-calculator#map



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