September Seminars - Agricultural Law Seminar & Farm Tax Workshop In-Person & Webinar
Agricultural attorneys, tax professionals, and advisors face a tall task: helping clients succeed in the midst of constant change and pressure. The 2022 September Seminars will equip practitioners with updates on the latest legal and tax developments. Come join us as we explore key issues all agricultural advisors must understand to guide clients in 2022 and beyond.
Download the September Seminar brochure here.
In this one-day seminar we cover current legal issues relevant to all agricultural attorneys, including the following:
- Bill Northey | CEO, Agribusiness Association of Iowa
- Michael Gabor | Partner at Buchanan, Bibler, Gabor, and Meis
- Jennifer Harrington | Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
- Harrison Pittman | Director, National Agricultural Law Center
- Jacob Larson | Iowa Assistant Attorney General
- Kitt Tovar Jensen | Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
- Eldon McAfee, Partner | Brick Gentry PC, West Des Moines, IA
- Kristine Tidgren | Director, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
- Erin E. Lee Schneider | Assistant Dean for Student Services, Drake University Law School
In this one-day workshop, we will cover as many topics from the following chapters as time allows. The workshop will also include one hour of tax ethics for the tax professional. Speakers for this event include Greg Bouchard, Guido van der Hoeven, Kristine Tidgren and Jennifer Harrington.
7:45 Login/Sign In Begins
8:30 Regulatory and Legislative Update (Chapter 4) - Kristine Tidgren, Director, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
9:30 Retiring a Farm Partner (Chapter 3) - Greg Bouchard, Former Director, Cornell University Tax School, Former Farm Credit East Consultant
10:45 Allocating Value among Newly Acquired Assets (Chapter 6) - Guido van der Hoeven, Tax Specialist, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
11:25 Charitable Contribution Options for Farmers (Chapter 5) - Kristine
12:00 Lunch Break
12:55 Lending Issues and Corporate Reorganizations (Chapter 1) - Greg
1:55 Startup Costs and New Agricultural Businesses (Chapter 7) - Guido
2:40 Conservation Issues (Chapter 2) - Kristine
3:30 Ethics for the Tax Practitioner - Jennifer Harrington, Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation
All attendees will receive a copy of the 2022 Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook, including the following chapters:
Chapter 1 - Hot Topics in Agriculture:This chapter reviews hot topics in agricultural taxation, including farm income averaging, the taxation of rental property, corporate reorganizations, and retiring a farm asset.
Chapter 2 - Tax Treatment of Conservation-Related Payments and Expenses: Farmers are exploring many new practices and opportunities related to improving water quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing renewable energy sources. This chapter reviews the tax rules for conservation-related expenses and payments, including soil and water quality expenses, cost share programs, CRP payments, conservations easements, carbon credits, pipeline and solar payments, and more.
Chapter 3 - Retiring a Farm Partner: Retiring a partner under the provisions of I.R.C. § 736 can be a very effective way of transferring ownership of a farm business to the next generation be that family members or key employees. These provisions can be applied at any time that a partnership desires to liquidate the interest of a partner. As discussed in this chapter, this approach has several advantages over an outright sale or an installment sale. However, the rules are somewhat complex and present several pitfalls for the unwary. This chapter reviews the rules for a successful business transfer.
Chapter 4 - Regulatory ad Legislative Update: Farm programs are varied and complex. They each come with their own income limits and compliance rules. This chapter reviews Farm Service Agency rules for CPAs and attorneys to certify compliance with AGI requirements. The chapter also reviews several legislative issues of relevance to farm tax professionals, including a discussion of the March 1 filing deadline, updates affecting agricultural tax and estate planning, and a brief review of the Inflation Reduction Act.
Chapter 5 - Charitable Gifting for Farmers: Many farmers wish to contribute or donate to charitable organizations. This chapter provides an in-depth review of the rules for the charitable gifting of commodities. It also discusses several other options farmers may consider when planning their charitable giving strategies, including charitable remainder trusts and donor advised funds.
Chapter 6 - Allocating Value among Newly Acquired Farm Assets: Farmers who purchase or otherwise acquire farm property must allocate the purchase price or basis among the various assets. This chapter discusses the assignment of value to farm assets such as drainage tile, fence, and residual fertility. It also reviews key 2022 rules for depreciation and expensing.
Chapter 7 - Considerations for Starting an Agricultural Business: This chapter explores the rules governing when an agricultural business begins for purposes of deducting business expenses.
Chapter 8 - Tax Challenges for H-2A Workers: Employers with H-2A workers must strictly adhere to complex federal regulations, as well as strict IRS procedures for payroll and associated expenses. This chapter reviews common tax issues associated with H-2A workers.
Chapter 9 - The Taxation of Tree and Berry Farms: This chapter discusses special tax issues associated with Christmas trees, fruit and nut bearing trees, and berries and brambles.
Chapter 10 - Sale and Exchange of Farm Property: Calculating and reporting gains and losses on the disposition of business assets can be complex. Form 4797, Sales of Business Property, not only reports gains and losses from straightforward sales, but it is also the collection point for recognized gains calculated on Form 6252, Installment Sale Income; Form 8824, Like-Kind Exchanges; and recognized gains and losses calculated in Section B—Business and Income-Producing Property of Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. This chapter is a reference for reporting tax for the sale and like-kind exchange of farm property.
Chapter 11 - Sample Farm Tax Return
This workshop will also include one hour of ethics instruction, "Ethics for the Tax Professional."
In-person attendees will receive a physical copy of the 2022 Agricultural Tax Issues Workbook. Online participants will receive a PDF in advance of class. They will also receive a physical copy of the workbook in the mail once it arrives from the publisher. The content taught during the Farm Tax Workshop will differ from the agricultural topics covered during the 49th Annual Federal Income Tax Schools.
Farm Tax Workshop (Day 2 Only) (8 hours CPE, including one ethics hour):
- Y7WRM-U-00341-22-O (1 hour updates, online)
- Y7WRM-U-00341-22-I (1 hour updates, in person)
- Y7WRM-T-00342-22-O (6 hour tax topics, online)
- Y7WRM-T-00342-22-I (6 hour tax topics, in person)
- Y7WRM-E-00340-22-O (1 hour ethics, online)
- Y7WRM-E-00340-22-I (1 hour ethics, in person)
- Agricultural Law Seminar (In Person), Activity Number = 381989, 6.5 hours, including 1 wellness hour
- Agricultural Law Seminar (Webinar), Activity Number = 381990, 6.5 hours, including 1 wellness hour
- Farm Tax Workshop (In Person), Activity Number = 381992, 6.5 hours, including 1 ethics hour
- Farm Tax Workshop (Webinar), Activity Number = 381993, 6.5 hours, including 1 ethics hour
Iowa Real Estate Commission:
- Agricultural Law Seminar, Course Number= 236-5724-E (Approved for 8 hours)
- Farm Tax Workshop, Course Number= 236-5725-E (Approved for 8 hours)
Iowa Insurance Division:
- Agricultural Law Seminar: 8 hours, Iowa Course ID: 108062
- Farm Tax Workshop: 8 hours, Iowa Course ID: 108063
- Ag Law Seminar
- 1 hour of professional responsibility
- Onsite CLE: 6.66 hours, activity #234990
- Farm Tax Workshop
- Including 1 hour of professional responsibility
- Onsite CLE: 6.66 hours, activity #234992
Each day offers 400 minutes of continuing education (8 hours using a 50-minute hour scale).
Farm Tax Consultant, New York
Jennifer Harrington Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
|Eldon McAfee Attorney, Brick Gentry PC, West Des Moines, IA|
|Kristine Tidgren Director, Center For Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA|
|Kitt Tovar Jensen Staff Attorney, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA|
|Guido van der Hoeven Agricultural Tax Specialist, Center for Agricultural Law & Taxation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA|
|Bill Northey CEO, Agribusiness Association of Iowa|
|Erin E. Lee Schneider Assistant Dean for Student Services, Drake Law School|
|Noah Goerlitz Assistant Attorney General (Iowa)|
|Michael Gabor Partner at Buchanan, Bibler, Gabor, and Meis|
|Harrison Pittman Director, National Agricultural Law Center|
|Jacob Larson Assistant Attorney General (Iowa)|
Choose to participate in person or online!
- Both Seminars: $360
- Agricultural Law Seminar: $215
- Farm Tax Workshop: $199 by September 13, $215 after
Company Group Discount: $20 per individual if 3 or more are registered from the same employer
In person course fee includes lunch and refreshments.