The Tax Foundation recently released the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index. Unfortunately, Iowa once again ranked number 40 on the list. Even though two of our Midwestern competitors rank lower than Iowa, the rest all rank higher with Indiana moving into the 10th spot and South Dakota ranking the second best in the nation.
Whether we eliminate a tax, simplify and reduce taxes, or do some combination of the two, we must never stop trying to improve our tax climate in efforts to help businesses create careers for hard-working Iowans. I believe we can do even better.