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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
The 5 Cs of Credit for Young and Beginning Producers

Funding the startup of a new agriculture operation can be a tall task for any young or beginning producer. Remember the “5 Cs of credit” – a checklist of factors for young producers to consider when working to start and secure funding for a new agriculture business venture.

July 15, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Buying a Rural Property? Check for deed restrictions.

When buying a rural property, the buyer should always ask if the property has any deed restrictions as these can impose various limitations on how the property can be used and also potentially decrease the property’s value. 

July 09, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

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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Business Tips and Tools
7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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