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Welcome to the Iowa Dental Association

The Iowa Dental Association (IDA) is the premier professional association representing dentists in the state of Iowa. In existence since 1863, the IDA is home to over 1,800 Iowa dentists, which represents approximately 80% of the licensed dentists in the state.  

All IDA member dentists are not only members of the IDA, but also the American Dental Association (ADA) and their local district society.

IDA’s mission is to encourage the improvement of the health of the public, to promote the art and science of dentistry, and to represent the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.  

IDA News

Congress Passes COVID Relief Package

Early this morning, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that has been subject of negotiations for months. This bill:
  • Allows expenses paid for with loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be tax deductible and excludes PPP loans that are forgiven from gross income.
  • Expands eligible expenses for PPP loans to include software, cloud computing, other HR/accounting needs, property damage not covered by insurance, supplier costs from prior to taking out the loan, PPE and investments that help the loan recipient comply with relevant COVID-19 government guidelines. Expansions are retroactive, except for those who have already had their loans forgiven.
  • Allows certain businesses to receive a second PPP loan.
  • Provides grants to providers for healthcare related expenses and lost revenue.
  •  Extends the period by which employers can defer payroll taxes to April 30, 2021 and paid back by January 1, 2022.
  • Allows PPE and other COVID-19 related supplies to be eligible for the educator expense deduction, retroactive to March 12, 2020.
  • Extends refundable payroll credits for paid sick and family leave that were included in FFCRA through March 31, 2021, allows self-employed individuals to use 2019 income rather than 2020 income to compute the credit.
  • Provides $300/week for unemployment insurance through March 14, 2021.
  • Provides direct stimulus payments of up to $600 per adult and child, with an income phase out at $75,000 for single-filers and $150,000 for those filing jointly.
The President is expected to sign the bill into law. As more information becomes available it will be released in a future edition of this newsletter and on the IDA Facebook page.


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