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Profitability

Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

Andrew Grant

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

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Tax Talks
Tax Strategies for 2022: Understanding Your Tax Liability

Have you started tax planning for 2022? First and foremost, you need to have a good record keeping system in place to accurately detail your farm income and expenses. If you wait until the dark, cold months of January and February to do your books for the year when there isn’t much else going on, you’re not going to have the opportunity to accurately tax plan. 

August 31, 2022

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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

Tax Talks
2022: The Last Year of 100% Bonus Depreciation
Most farmers are familiar with section 179 and bonus depreciation. Essentially, both of these tools allow additional deductions up-front on an asset. In today's Tax Talks, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo examines the differences in the two tax planning strategies, and upcoming changes.

June 02, 2022

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Tax Talks
Farmers Find Relief in New York State Budget
New York Governor Kathy Hochul approved the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which included some key tax provisions for the state’s farmers. In today's Tax Talk, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo goes over three tax credits included in the 2023 budget.

April 26, 2022

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