Farm Business: Does the IRS Consider You a Farmer? Maybe not. – DTN Apr 1, 2016

🕔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, 2016

🕔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. […]

Farmer Income Tax Filing Deadline is March 1 Feb 9, 2016

🕔Feb 9, 2016Agricultural producers have until March 1, 2016, to file their 2015 income tax returns without penalty if they have not made estimates. “Producers have until April 15 to file without […]

Farm Business: Hiring Vets; Partnership; Office Deductions? Jan 18, 2016

🕔Jan 18, 2016QUESTION We have a small farm operation. I am considering hiring a 27-year-old who has been in the Marines for five years. He is getting out in a few weeks. […]

Farm Taxes: Keeping Your Records Organized is Key Dec 14, 2015

🕔Dec 14, 2015While most people must file taxes by April 15, 2016, farmers’ and ranchers’ taxes must be filed by March 3rd. Due to the filing deadline many producers are beginning the […]

Georgia Taxes: Farm Expense Deduction – Avoiding Deadline Penalties Mar 5, 2015

🕔Mar 5, 2015Farmers affected by the delayed Section 179 extension who miss the March 2nd tax deadline will not be subject to the underpayment of estimated tax penalty if they file and […]

Ask the Tax Man: Acquiring Health Insurance Without Triggering Penalties – DTN Feb 12, 2015

🕔Feb 12, 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, […]

Tax Breaks: Waiting for 2014 Equipment Deduction, Biofuel – DTN Nov 25, 2014

🕔Nov 25, 2014Sen. Charles Grassley says it’s bad for the economy if more than 50 tax breaks for businesses are not reauthorized by the end of the year, but the White House […]

Tax Extenders: Farm Groups Push Congress to Renew Section 179 This Year – DTN Nov 18, 2014

🕔Nov 18, 2014Groom, Texas, farmer Mike Friemel said he knows he took a risk in buying six new tractors for his Texas Panhandle farm that produces corn, cotton, wheat and milo. He […]

Farm Finances: Prepare Now for Rising Interest Rates – DTN Oct 24, 2014

🕔Oct 24, 2014When grain markets began their free fall, Indiana farmer Gordon Millar eyed his farm’s financial projections and knew he needed to come up with more cash to keep his lender […]

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