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Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

Chris Laughton

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 2024

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Handling State Tax Refunds from Business Tax Credits

With many taxpayers having filed their 2023 taxes, refunds are appearing in their bank accounts. There may be a question of what to do with these funds. Particularly for those in states that had an expansion of refundable credits generated from farm businesses.

May 29, 2024

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Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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New York Farm Overtime Credit – What you need to know Part II

Today, we continue the conversation about the New York Farm Overtime Credit by looking at helpful tips and potential pitfalls employers need to understand as they get ready for January 1, 2024.

December 29, 2023

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Tax Talks
Energy Credits: A Look at Applicable Provisions for the 2023 Tax Year

As we look at applicable provisions for the 2023 tax year, two credits we get the most questions about as farm tax preparers are the Solar Energy Property Credit and the Clean Vehicle Energy Credit. Here we focus on these two credits, but also touch on other energy property credits to consider as you ready your 2023 year-end materials for your tax preparer.

December 27, 2023

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New York Farm Employer Overtime Credit - What you need to know

With 2024 around the corner, New York state farmers need to begin thinking about the Farm Overtime Credit that will provide a refund for hours worked between the thresholds set by the state and 60 hours. 

December 05, 2023

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