Ask the Tax Man: Charitable Donations are Tricky, Especially When it’s Property – DTN

🕔Sep 20, 2017It’s becoming routine to see court cases backing the IRS against taxpayers who trip over the rules when donating assets to charity. Checks are difficult enough. Any single contribution of […]

Ask the Tax Man: Trading Into a Lease; IRS Notices; Pending Tax Legislation – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2017Here are several recent experiences that have lessons, plus a thought on the upcoming tax legislation: TRADING INTO A LEASE With cash-flow tight and income taxes not an issue for […]

Tax Talk: 529 Education Plans are Even Better Now – DTN

🕔Sep 9, 2016This month’s column continues the discussion we began last month on tax alternatives to assist with higher education costs. Section 529 college savings plans, already a popular tool for parents […]

Tax Rules for Moving Funds From an IRA to a Charity – DTN

🕔Jun 3, 2016The so-called extender legislation late in 2015 made permanent the provision allowing a retiree to move funds directly from an IRA to a charity without income recognition. The key feature […]

Farm Business: Does the IRS Consider You a Farmer? Maybe not. – DTN

🕔Apr 1, 2016Being categorized as a farmer or rancher among your peers or with the USDA is one matter. However, whether all of your activities are farming for federal tax purposes can […]

Taxes: Buying Inherited Land; Section 179 Deduction – DTN

🕔Feb 10, 2016QUESTION: I have a current landlord that inherited acreage in September 2014, but now is considering selling, possibly by public auction. Recent land auctions have sold at more than $10,000/acre. […]

Ask the Taxman: 2nd Spouse; Tile Depreciation; Health Insurance – DTN

🕔May 22, 2015QUESTION: My husband is in his 70s and has a son from a prior marriage. I do not have any children. Our estate plan includes a trust for my husband’s […]

Ask the Taxman: Retirement Strategies, Living Trusts, Accounting for Leases – DTN

🕔Apr 29, 2015QUESTION: I am 70 and winding down my farming business so sons can take over. Recently I sold $500,000 of farm equipment. What’s the best way to avoid a big […]

Biebl On Taxes: Q&A – Diving Deeper Into Affordable Care Act -DTN

🕔Feb 13, 2015QUESTION: Your January column in Progressive Farmer on Affordable Care Act problems for small employers looks like it affects our situation. My brother and his two sons have an LLC, […]

Ask the Taxman: Exceptions to IRS Regs on Medical Reimbursement — DTN

🕔Jan 14, 2015DTN Tax Columnist Andy Biebl is a CPA and principal with the accounting firm of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in New Ulm and Minneapolis, Minn., and a national authority on agricultural taxation. […]

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