Finances

Local Highlights

man and woman talking with tax preparer
January 18, 2019

In many Iowa communities, Iowans with low and moderate income can turn to Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs for free, expert tax preparation. VITA volunteers are trained, tested and certified by the IRS, and VITA sites follow strong procedures to ensure quality.

flier for Women Managing Farm Finances in Toledo Iowa with dates and times
December 14, 2018

Women's roles in agriculture continue to expand.  In Iowa, one in five principle operators or primary managers of farm businesses are women.  Women involved in agriculture in Iowa have a significant economic impact-nearly $500 million.

Farmland Leasing Meeting
July 25, 2018

Steve Johnson, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist will conduct a 3 hour workshop discussing current cash rental rates, land ownership survey results, and strategies for writing/ terminating a farm lease.

March 20, 2018

Estate Planning Seminar will be held Wednesday April 11, 2018 from 6-9pm at the Tama County Extension and Outreach office in Toledo

Topics will include: Property Ownership, Wills, Federal Estate Tax, Iowa Inheritance Tax, Gifting

Pre-registration is requested by April 9. Please call 641-484-2703 to register. Fee $10/person $15/couple

Any questions please call Cheryl 641-484-2703 registration

November 7, 2017

Health insurance is critical to family well-being; excellent information will help you make an informed decision. A MoneyTip$ blog post from ISU Extension and Outreach cuts through some of the confusing news information to provide: 1) a basic guide to enrollment in the individual health insurance marketplace; 2) links to find out if you are eligible for help in paying health insurance premiums; and 3) critical tips for evaluating an insurance plan. Farmers or Sole Proprietors will also find information in an article from the ISU Center for Ag Law and Taxation. To find local help in navigating the enrollment process, use this zip code locator.  Or to do it yourself, go to www.healthcare.gov or call 800-318-2596.

Financial Information
for Tama County


Statewide Resources

  • Purchasing a home is probably the biggest purchase you'll ever make. Complete this online course to prepare yourself for buying a home and shopping for a mortgage that works for you!

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income Iowans.  Access income tax resources and find a VITA location near you.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services. Call the hotline at 800-447-1985.

  • If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you! Focused on managing money, the course also addresses dealing with debt, building financial security, and family communication about money.

  • Resources on farm management and finances.

  • ICIP provides data and research on local economic, demographic, and social trends for business and communities.

  • Our family finance programs and resources can help you get more for your money, save for your financial goals, and help build your money management skills.

  • Whether you are just starting out or already well-established, smart financial management is a priority for almost everyone!  Join the conversation with your ideas and questions as our Family Finance specialists share tips and resources about making good financial decisions.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • ISU Extension assists Iowa communities in planning and encouraging sustainable community and economic development that lead to positive quality of life for all citizens.

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