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Farmer Filing Due Date Update

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February 11th, 2013

As most of our readers know, the IRS has extended the March 1 farmer filing deadline to April 15, 2013 for those farmers who MISS the March 1 deadline.  One of the major forms that farmers were waiting for was Form 4565 – Depreciation which was released yesterday.

However, there are still several forms that will most likely not get released until after March 1 that are important to farmers.  These include:

  • Form 4136 – Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels,
  • Form 8582 – Passive Activity Loss Limitations, and
  • Form 8903 – Domestic Production Activities Deduction.

Most likely the most important form is the last one since almost all farmers will have some type of Domestic Production Activity Deduction calculation to perform.  Therefore, there should be no issue with waiting until after March 1 to file and pay your income tax since these forms are most likely not available until at best, near the original March 1 deadline.

Paul Neiffer, CPA

Paul Neiffer

Paul Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a partner with CliftonLarsonAllen in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at agweb.com. Raised on a farm in central Washington, he has been immersed in the ag industry his entire life, including the last 30 years professionally. In fact, Paul drives combine each summer for his cousins and that is what he considers a vacation. Leave a comment for Paul. If you would like to leave a comment for Paul, follow the link above, however, please make sure to include your email address so that he can reply to your comment (your email address will not automatically show up).

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