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Business Tips and Tools

Understanding your Cost of Production

Daniele Ricci

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 7, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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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

Tax Talks
2021: A Good Time for an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust?

Farm Credit East Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo, explains the benefit of an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust for estate planning and generational transfer purposes, as well as the tax implications.

February 23, 2021

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