RS 01802.082 Identity of Operator, Family Operated Farm

A. BACKGROUND

Farming is frequently a family enterprise, and most family members living on the farm take part in the operation. Questions may arise as to who is the farm operator, or whether the operation is a partnership.

B. OPERATING POLICY

Use the trade or business guidelines in RS 01802.002, in making the determination. Partnership and material participation may also need to be considered.

C. DEVELOPMENT

Obtain an SSA-7157-F4 from each party to the arrangement. Clarify any other issues that arise, and make a determination on the merits.


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RS 01802.082 - Identity of Operator, Family Operated Farm - 10/22/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:10/22/2002