By Paul Neiffer

  • The Farm CPA: Is a Dynasty Trust For You?

    4/1/2015 2:46:00 AM
    For many years, most states required that any trust had to terminate after a certain number of years.
  • The Farm CPA: How ARC-PLC Pendulum Affects You 2/25/2015 2:34:00 AM
    The writers of the farm bill indicated producers want more farm program choices.
  • The Farm CPA: How Tax Reform Might Affect You 1/28/2015 2:34:00 AM
    Now that the federal tax extender bill finally has passed, we turn to the possible effects of tax reform on farmers this year.
  • The Farm CPA: Common Estate Tax Planning Myths 1/7/2015 1:25:00 AM
    Over the past few months, I’ve presented information to attendees at the Farm Journal Legacy Project Conference as well as Legacy Project workshops. In doing so, I continue to hear several estate planning myths, the most common of which are highlighted here.
  • The Farm CPA: Estate Assets to Save (or Sell) 11/26/2014 2:06:00 AM
    Producers own various farm and non-farm assets. Some are terrific holdings for heirs and shouldn’t be sold. Others are bad for heirs, meaning it usually makes sense to get rid of them.
  • The Farm CPA: Rank Your Management Strengths 10/29/2014 2:19:00 AM
    Key management proficiencies are the focus of an annual survey of attendees at The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers (TEPAP).
  • The Farm CPA: Learn Tax Implications of Trade-Ins 10/1/2014 2:09:00 AM
    With the possible elimination of bonus depreciation for 2014 and extremely low Section 179 deduction amounts (technically $25,000, though farmers who spend more than $225,000 get zero deduction), we are starting to see more promotions of equipment leasing by dealers.
  • The Farm CPA:Which Insurance Coverage Is Best? 9/3/2014 10:19:00 PM
    The 2014 farm bill has been out for a few months, and it includes several major changes important to producers.