Joyce Klimesh


Joyce Klimesh is the Firm’s specialist in Estate and Trust taxation. She holds a Doctor of Law (JD) from the University of Iowa and has over 20 years of experience in public accounting. She earned her BA in Business Management from the University of Northern Iowa.

Joyce has been with Dickinson and Clark since 1992 and is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association (ISBA). She is a member of the ISBA Probate, Trust and Estate planning section as well as a member of the Estate Planning Council. She is also a member of the Pottawattamie County Women Attorneys Association.

She spent 3 years as a trust officer with a bank in Iowa City and was raised on a dairy farm in Northeast Iowa. Joyce prepares individual, trust, estate, and gift tax returns and works with clients on estate and succession planning.

Although Joyce has a legal educational background and associations with attorney groups, she does not practice law, but works closely with attorneys in her area of tax practice.

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Iowa Inheritance Tax

Iowa is one of a number of states that assess a tax on the inheritance of property. The tax applies to Iowa residents and to nonresidents who own certain types of property (such as real estate) located in the state of Iowa at the time of death.

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