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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
Converting Capital Gains into Ordinary Income: Related Party Pitfalls

The tax code can be very confusing for agricultural businesses at times. Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo, dissects one of these instances — related party transfers — in today's Tax Talks blog.

June 30, 2021

Tax Talks
Estate Planning in Uncertain Times

Every so often, there are years when estate planning becomes the hot topic among farmers. With several proposals circulating in Washington, D.C., it appears that 2021 will be one of those years.

May 26, 2021

Tax Talks
Employee Retention Credit: Partially Shut Down, Defined
Last month’s Tax Talks discussed the Employee Retention Credit’s (ERC) expansion throughout the 2021 tax year and took a look at the revenue tests for qualification. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at IRS guidance surrounding what it means for a business to be partially shut down.

April 27, 2021

Tax Talks
American Rescue Plan Act Extends Employee Retention Credit

The American Rescue Plan Act extended the Employee Retention Credit through December 31, 2021. Farm Credit East Senior Tax Consultant Dario Arezzo explains implications for tax planning purposes in this month's Tax Talks.

March 30, 2021

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