There are many reasons to begin your farm business succession plan, especially as you approach your “golden years.” While difficult decisions may be involved, Farm Business Consultant Jon Jaffe explains that making those decisions is often better than doing nothing at all.
If you are not taking full advantage of the beneficial provisions the tax code provides, you may be overpaying your tax bill. Farm Credit East tax specialist Andrew Cerio gives readers examples of tax provisions that may be overlooked if a tax preparer isn’t well-versed in the business of agriculture.
A previous Tax Talks post discussed how individuals can pass away with over $11.4 million worth of assets federally. The post also covered the benefits of passing assets through the estate process. This led some astute observers to ask about deathbed transfers, which is the topic of this post.