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How Quickly Does Tile Pay For Itself?

Nov 22, 2011


Question: I’m trying to decide whether to tile some acreage yet this year. How quickly does tile usually pay for itself, and how late in the year can I put it in?
Answer: We estimate that drainage tile typically pays for itself through increased yields within about five years of installation in farmland with drainage issues. You can put tile in just about any time weather permits. If you’re seriously considering putting some tile in yet this fall, I’d encourage you to do so in order to take advantage of an opportunity Congress is providing through December 31, 2011. Farmers who put in new tile by then will be allowed to completely deduct the entire tile cost using a100% bonus depreciation. This deduction is not contingent on any income levels or phase-outs for purchasing too much. Some exceptions do exist, so see your local tax specialist for more information on the potential benefits. Also check out the links below for more information.

Deductions Still Available for Tiling

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