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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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Ag Economy
2024 Forest Products Outlook Summary

2023 was a challenging year for wood products markets. Rising interest rates hampered demand while capacity ramped up across the south. Paul Jannke, a forest industry expert with Forest Economic Advisors (FEA), recently presented his perspective on the region’s forest product markets and economic outlook.

April 26, 2024

Ag Economy
2023 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry

Forest Economic Advisors, LLC (FEA) examines the forest product markets over the coming year. Rising interest and mortgage rates will most likely cause economic activity to slow in 2023. This is expected to be short lived, however, with optimism on the horizon in 2024. Read the full report. 

February 28, 2023

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Tax Talks
Possible Changes to New York’s Forest Tax Law Assessment

In today's Tax Talk, Farm Credit East's Dario Arezzo examines the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposal to amend regulations relating to the Forest Tax Law program. This program provides landowners a reduction in real property taxes on their enrolled forest lands if certain conditions are met.

July 26, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Forest Products Review and Outlook
In today's blog, Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, gives a review on the northeast forest products industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

May 10, 2022

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