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Jonathan C. Landon

Jonathan C. Landon, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Practice Areas

  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Startups and Innovators

Admitted to Practice in

  • Iowa (2010)
  • United States Tax Court (2013)

Contact Information

Jonathan C. Landon
Attorney, Vice President
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Phone: (319) 365-9461
Fax: (319) 365-8443

Jonathan’s Assistant

Name: Lisa M. Starn
Phone: (319) 731-2325

About Jonathan C. Landon

Jonathan Landon is an Attorney and Vice President with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., and chair of the Business Law Practice Group. Jon advises individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations in: Federal and state tax matters; general business transactions; deferred compensation and employee benefits; and estate and succession planning. Jon also helps clients resolve tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities.

Jon graduated with high distinction from the University of Iowa College of law, where he was a contributing editor on the Iowa Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Thereafter, Jon earned his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Jon served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable David Gustafson, at United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C.


  • B.A. Economics and Philosophy, with honors and distinction, University of Iowa (2006); recipient of Frank Knight Scholar Award in economics.
  • J.D. with high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law (2009)
  • LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law (2011)

Professional Affiliations

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Member of Tax Law Section)
  • Linn County Bar Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. Rating “AV”
  • Great Plans Super Lawyers® Rising Star

Community and Personal

While an undergraduate, Jon was a four year letter winner on the University of Iowa men’s swimming team and a member of the All-Big Ten academic team. He lives in Iowa City with his wife and four children.

Recent News Updates

From the Desk of Jonathan C. Landon

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

2017 Tax Act Update: Overview of 199A Deductions

One of the most favorable and substantial changes in the 2017 Tax Act (the “Act”) for closely held business owners is what is commonly referred to as the “pass-thru deduction.” Contrary to its common name, this deduction is not limited to pass-thru entities. This new deduction is available to sole proprietorships as well as partnerships, limited-liability companies, and S corporations. It provides a deduction of up to 20% of qualified business income.

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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

What the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” Means for Our Clients

On December 22, (H.R. 1), commonly referred to as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, was signed into law providing a sweeping tax reform law that substantially changes the tax landscape. The new law reflects the largest major tax reform in over three decades. We have been busy working our way through the hundreds of pages of statutory text. This comprehensive tax overhaul dramatically changes the rules governing the taxation of individual and business entity taxpayers.

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Home of the Internal Revenue Service

IRS Extends Deadline for ACA Reporting

Employers subject to ACA information reporting now have some extra time to furnish the required information returns to employees and file the required returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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CRP Payments

Some CRP Payments Not Subject to Self-Employment Tax: Eighth Circuit Reverses the Tax Court

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed whether Federal Conservation Reserve Program (“CRP”) payments made to non-farmers are subject to self-employment taxes. The 8th Circuit in a 2 to 1 decision held that the payments were not subject to self-employment tax and in so doing reversed the United States Tax Court’s earlier decision in the case.

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