Four Score and Seven Years of Tax Reform

In early June, Tim and I had the opportunity to attend a two – day conference on farm income tax and estate planning out in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, which is approximately 30 miles west of Gettysburg.  At the forefront of tax law for 2018 will be the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Or as it is… Read More

Why Gross Vehicle Weight Matters For Depreciation Purposes

For the 2017 tax year the Federal Section 179 depreciation deduction limit is now at $500,000, it is easy to think that any fixed asset classified as personal property can now be expensed.  However, in the year of purchase, it is important to remember the depreciation limits on passenger automobiles and trucks.  A passenger automobile… Read More

Denver to the Smoky Mountains

Every year we try to make it to at least one national conference focusing on the new tax laws & regulations and updates in the agricultural world. This year we were fortunate enough to attend two conferences. Back in May, Tim and Lisa attended the Agriculture Conference that was hosted by the AICPA (American Institute… Read More

Mom died, where do I start?

A great place to start is mom’s CPA or accountant. “Why?” you may ask? CPA’s can be incredible assets in establishing mom’s estate identity and titling assets correctly after death. Applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS is a necessary first step and can be done by your CPA. An important part… Read More