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Financial Management

Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Important Update Regarding Life Insurance Redemptions

In April, we discussed that the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in the Connelly v U.S. case regarding life insurance proceeds. With this case now decided, it will be important for individuals and small businesses owning life insurance to fund buy/sell agreements to include a review of these policies.

July 5, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Are You Grant Ready?

Grants are competitive, but there’s a lot in your control to prepare for success. Read these helpful tips to get you started.

March 07, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Maple Industry Outlook

In this year’s Maple Industry Outlook, Mark Cannella, Associate Professor with the University of Vermont Extension, gives insight into the maple industry in the U.S. and Quebec, including important financial market factors, climate concerns and crop volatility, and a strategic outlook for the year ahead.

March 05, 2024

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Profitability
Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Crop Insurance Provides Certainty Against Unpredictable Weather

Crop insurance can protect against financial losses from weather-related crop damage and quality reductions. Its purpose is to ensure farmers can continue operating after a difficult season. In a year like 2023, being insured against these types of weather events can make or break a business.

 

February 22, 2024

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