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Livestock

Utah State University

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Weather-Related Sales Of Livestock, Jc Hobbs Sep 2016

Weather-Related Sales Of Livestock, Jc Hobbs

Rural Tax Education

There are two provisions in tax law that attempt to cushion producers from the consequences of adverse weather-related livestock sales. Under the first provision, livestock held for draft, breeding, or dairy purposes and sold due to adverse weather are provided a two-year reinvestment period. This replacement period can be extended if weather conditions persist for more than three years. The second provision, which applies to all livestock (other than poultry), allows cash basis taxpayers whose primary trade or business is farming to defer receipt from sales in excess of normal business practices due to weather-related conditions that result in a ...