The Effects of the Obama Tax Plan on Iowa


The Effects of the Obama Tax Plan on Iowa

September 20, 2010 1 min read Download Report

Authors: Matt Mayer and Sheriff Lee Baca

President Obama’s tax plan would allow portions of the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts to expire, resulting in steep tax hikes beginning in January 2011 for small businesses and those earning $250,000 or more. The tax hikes would significantly affect the economy in Iowa, most notably in the number of jobs and change in personal income.

Among the results, from 2011 to 2020, the state of Iowa would:

  • Lose, on average, 7,561 jobs annually.
  • Lose, per household, $2,481 in total disposable personal income.
  • See total individual income taxes increase by $3.6 billion.


Matt Mayer

Sheriff Lee Baca