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Randy EikermannTax Columnist

As an accountant, Randy Eikermann helps farmers craft a financially sound strategy that encompasses tax position, capital status and business structure.
As an accountant, Randy Eikermann helps farmers craft a financially sound strategy that encompasses tax position, capital status and business structure.

Articles By Randy Eikermann

Jan 07, 2017

Gear Up for Tax Time

The value of your relationship with your tax professional rests in his or her advice and council, not necessarily his or her ability to prepare taxes.
Oct 22, 2016

Teach Kids the Value of a Work Ethic

I recently watched a reality TV show presenting a struggling family trying to live off the grid.
Sep 24, 2016

Lessons Learned to Prep for Tax Time

Now that tax season has come and gone, it’s out of sight, out of mind.
Jan 23, 2016

What the New Tax Law Means For You

The long-awaited and much-anticipated tax extender bill finally passed Congress and was signed by President Obama on Dec. 18, 2015.
Jan 02, 2016

Plan Now to Leverage New IRS Rule

Listen up for your 2016 taxes: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has changed the rule governing the assets businesses must capitalize and depreciate.
Dec 05, 2015

Make the Most of Your CPA

As farmers, we’re all about getting the most value for our money, particularly when margins are tight. You should have the same mind-set when working with your CPA.
Oct 26, 2015

Should You Defer Your Crop Insurance Payments?

If you're receiving a crop insurance loss check, take the time to assess your overall income strategy to determine if you should postpone reporting crop insurance and disaster payments until next year.
Oct 24, 2015

Crop Insurance Deferral Election

Following a disastrous wet planting season, resulting in thousands of unplanted acres, crop insurance loss checks should be arriving in the mailbox any day now.
Aug 28, 2015

Eikermann: Tax Matters After a Death

Death and taxes might be considered taboo for a dinner conversation, but it’s necessary to have such discussions with your accountant.