Beginning Farmer Tax Credit

Have you ever heard of the Beginning Farmer Tax Credit? Maybe you didn’t think you qualified or you thought it looked like too much work. The Beginning Farmer Tax Credit is designed to secure leased land and to help young farmers get lower rent rates and in return the landowner gets a tax benefit on… 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

QuickBooks Memorized Transactions

Do you ever get tired of entering the same transactions Month after Month? Ever scared you may forget an important payment? Let QuickBooks do the remembering for you with memorized transactions. Memorized transactions are just that; QuickBooks remembers how to enter the transaction for you, so there are no clerical errors month after month. You… Read More

Paying Farm Kids for Farm Work, Part III

Farm children of any age working in mom or dad’s farm operation provide more tax opportunities for farmers. Farmers can pay reasonable wages in the form of commodities to their children (for farm work) and reap family tax savings. Children can be paid wages in the form of commodities (and NOT cash) and not have… Read More

Paying Farm Kids for Farm Work, Part II

Farm children 18 years or older working in mom or dad’s farm operation provide more tax opportunities for farmers. Schedule F and corporate farmers can pay reasonable wages to their children (for farm work) and reap large family tax savings. Children can be paid cash wages income tax free, subject to FICA withholdings, if wages… Read More

Welcome Erika Mertens

Erika Mertens has recently joined the T.L. Baker Co., LLP team in January 2016. Erika brings over three years of marketing and graphic design experience to her position. She currently spends most of her time managing the company website, developing and managing various social media platforms, and other technology initiatives. Erika graduated Magna Cum Laude… Read More

5 Reasons to Evaluate your Work in Progress Schedule

Many small contractors don’t take the time to evaluate their current jobs in progress. Here are a few reasons that may lead you to do so: Profitability Evaluation: by keeping close tabs on your job’s price quote, your expenses related to the job (don’t forget about salaries, including those of management and office personnel), and… Read More

Welcome Brian Graham, CPA

Brian Graham, CPA has recently joined the T.L. Baker Co., LLP team in January 2016. Brian brings over nineteen years of experience to his position and has worked with clients in a wide array of industries. His primary experience includes auditing and taxation of agricultural cooperatives. Read More

Don’t Get Tricked by the IRS Tax Scams

BEWARE…. There is an ongoing problem with people calling claiming to be with the IRS. The IRS will: Never initiate contact with taxpayers by e-mail to request personal or financial information. This includes any type of electronic communication, such as text messages and social media. Never ask you to provide your full Social Security Number by… Read More