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House-passed tax measure would benefit agriculture

11/20/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), along with other agriculture groups, cheered last week’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a tax reform package that contains significant benefits for farmers.

Pressure from farm groups fixes tax reform concerns

11/13/2017

After pressure from farm groups, the House Ways and Means Committee altered a sweeping tax reform bill after to avert a significant increase in self-employment taxes that could have adversely affected many farmers.

2017 Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar, Monday, Nov. 13

11/11/2017

With new changes to the tax code and revised regulations, farmers know that staying up to date on the latest tax changes and preparing farm income taxes can be a real challenge. On Monday, November 13 at 1:00 pm, Iowa Farm Bureau will present its annual Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar.

Financial Times: Farmers and Ranchers Wary of Tax Cut Plan

11/10/2017

AFBF’s Pat Wolff was quoted in a Financial Times article on the potential impact of certain tax reforms on agriculture. The Financial Times noted, “Among a number of issues for farmers are possible limits on their ability to deduct interest against tax bills.”

Farmers Applaud Move to Reform Tax Code

11/10/2017

On Thursday November 03, 2017, AFBF President Zippy Duvall applauded Congress for its progress in reforming the tax code.

Farm Bureau Backs Bill to Delay the HIT

11/10/2017

A recently introduced Senate bill to delay the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax will help lower insurance costs for farmers, ranchers and other small business owners, according to AFBF.

All About the Effective Rate

11/10/2017

There are three main factors that have an impact on how farmers are impacted by the federal tax code. The first is that most farms file through the individual code, not the corporate code. The second is that the vast majority of the average farm’s assets are tied up in illiquid long-term assets. The third is that farm income is predictably unpredictable.

Farm Bureau: E-Retailers Dodge Taxes, Rural Communities Languish

11/10/2017

AFBF and the South Dakota Farm Bureau Federation have asked the Supreme Court to take up a case that could do away with internet retailers’ ongoing refusal to collect sales taxes – a policy that only adds to the economic pain felt in so much of rural America today.

Farm groups applaud tax reform plan

11/6/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), along with other agriculture groups, applauded the tax reform blueprint released last week by Congress.

Farm Bureau supports bill to end health insurance tax

11/6/2017

A recently introduced Senate bill to delay the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance tax (HIT) will help lower insurance costs for farmers, ranchers and other small business owners

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