The State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2022 with a balance of $1.91 billion in the General Fund, $830 million in reserve funds and $1.06 billion in the Taxpayer Relief Fund.
HF2317, which NFIB fought for and help passed, was signed in March 2022, includes the formula to reduce the corporate tax rate when net corporate income tax receipts exceed $700 million. For Fiscal Year 2022, net corporate income tax receipts exceeded $850 million, triggering a drop of 14.2% in the top corporate tax rate to 8.4% from 9.8%. This drop reduces the number of corporate tax rates from three to two, which was not projected to happen until at least 2027.
Fiscal Year 2022 closed on June 30, but the accrual period officially ends on September 30. During those three months, Iowa closes the books and pays and receives any outstanding obligations. Fiscal Year 2021’s budget surplus was $1.24 billion.