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Introduction To Agricultural Federal Tax Issues, Ruby Ward Sep 2016

Introduction To Agricultural Federal Tax Issues, Ruby Ward

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Essentially all farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers must file a federal tax return and pay federal income and/or self-employment taxes on their net profit. Farm, Farming and Who's a Farmer for Tax Purposes Filing Dates and Estimated Tax Payments provides information about IRS definitions of a farm and farmer filing income tax returns. There are special rules on filing dates for those producers that qualify as a farmer (i.e., one who receives more than two-thirds of his or her net income from farming). provides more details regarding qualifications and estimated tax payments.


W-2s For Foreign Agricultural Workers, Suzy Martin Sep 2012

W-2s For Foreign Agricultural Workers, Suzy Martin

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) clarified reporting requirements for employers of foreign agricultural workers temporarily in the United States on H-2A visas with an announcement in September 2011. Employers of foreign agricultural workers on an H-2A visa are required to file Form W-2 Wage and Tax Statements on compensation of $600 or more for these workers. Payments made to H-2A workers are exempt from Social Security and Medicare taxes. In addition, employers are not required to withhold federal income tax from the H2-A workers. State and local taxing authorities may require withholding on H2-A labor; farm employers should check on ...