Certain topics need revisiting on The Iowa Journal. Tax credits is one of those. We looked at them back in November.
We will be looking at the issue as the Iowa Legislature gets into it as well. This goes beyond the Iowa Film Tax credit that is again making the news again this week.
This show will air Thursday at 8p in HD and then again on Friday at 630p.
Here’s the official release.
On the Thursday, February 4 edition
of The Iowa Journal
(Johnston, Iowa) –Thursday’s episode of The Iowa Journal will take a look at how a call for reforms in tax credits may affect Iowa’s business climate as well as affect the state budget for services Iowans depend upon. This program airs Thursday, February 4 at 8 p.m. It will be rebroadcast Friday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television and Saturday, February 6 at 8:30 a.m. on IPTV World. It will also be available online at iptv.org/iowajournal.
In the wake of last year’s alleged abuses of tax credits by the film and movie industry, Governor Chet Culver has called for reforms of a variety of tax credits designed to grow business and create jobs in Iowa. Before delving into a discussion of the pros and cons of tax credits, The Iowa Journal will present a short primer on how many tax credits actually work.
Host Paul Yeager will discuss the economics of tax credit policy in the studio with Senator Joe Bolkcom, a democrat from Iowa City and chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee; Ed Wallace, president of the Iowa Taxpayers Association which represents more than 150 businesses in the state, and Victor Elias, a senior associate with the Child and Family Policy Center and also with the Iowa Fiscal Partnership advocating for tax credit reform.
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