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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
How Does Apple Insurance Protect Quality?

Pick-your-own apple orchards are familiar with wasted apples. Customers may take a bite of a few apples while picking or toss a few on the ground during their stay. While crop insurance doesn’t cover these unfortunate losses, it can help with apple quality before the masses visit the orchard. 

October 31, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Positioning your Business for Financial Success

Every farmer, fisherman or forest product producer defines success differently. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents: the “bottom line.” Others make non-financial goals a priority. These non-financial goals may be very important, but even so, positive earnings are a requirement to achieving them. Read more for five of our best practices for financial success.

October 17, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Why Is Liquidity Important To Your Ag Operation?

In the financial world, your cash position is referred to as liquidity, i.e. your ability to pay your bills. Liquidity is important to any agricultural business, yet it may have a heightened significance depending on what you produce, how long it takes you to produce it and how it’s sold or marketed.

October 03, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Crop Insurance: When and How to File a Claim

Crop insurance is one of the most important tools you can have in your proverbial “toolbox.” There are many types of policies that can be tailored to your operation and what you’re growing. Crop insurance can provide coverage on a variety of naturally occurring peril. And when one of these perils occurs, you need to know how and when to file a claim.

September 26, 2022

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