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National Association of Property Tax Attorneys

Bruce W. Baker

Attorney Nyemaster,Goode P.C.
Work 700 Walnut Suite 1600 Des Moines Iowa 50309 Work Phone: 515-283-3187 Work Fax: 515-283-3108 Website: Visit our website


Bruce Baker is a member of the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning, and Employee Benefits and Business, Finance, and Real Estate Departments. His practice includes tax dispute representation, IRS administrative practice, federal, state, and local tax litigation involving income, estate, sales and use, and property taxes. Bruce regularly represents clients in estate and transactional tax planning, including structuring tax-deferred exchanges to minimize federal, state, and local taxes.
Prior to joining Nyemaster Goode, Bruce was a trial attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. Bruce holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate (Iowa 1982).

Significant Cases
Gen. Motors Acceptance Corp. v. Polk County, No. CV5045 (Iowa Dist. Ct. July, 2006). Struck down Iowa’s loan agency tax as unconstitutional and awarded refund of approximately $1.6 million of overpaid tax.


Speeches & Publications:

The American Bar Association Property Tax Deskbook, Iowa Chapter (ABA 1st – 12th eds.).
Bruce is a frequent speaker on various tax topics, including state and local taxes, federal tax controversies, and tax deferred exchange planning. Bruce co-presented with Bobby L. Burgner, Esq., General Electric Co., a speech entitled Conflicts in Conformity at the Georgetown University 29th Annual Advanced State and Local Tax Institute.