TN 7 (06-90)

RS 01803.218 Deductible Farm Expenses

A. POLICY

In general, all cash expended in the operation of the farm is allowable as a deduction from gross farm income.

B. KINDS OF EXPENSES

Some kinds of expenses are listed below. This list is not all inclusive.

  • Feed for livestock

  • Seed, plants, seedlings

  • Farm supplies

  • Breeding fees

  • Fertilizer and lime

  • Crop insurance

  • Subscriptions to farm periodicals

  • Fees for testing livestock

  • Expenditures related to or arising out of the farm, but are not for capital expenditures nor personal living expenses.

  • Reasonable wages for the work done by a member of the farmer's family.

  • Depreciation (including livestock).


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RS 01803.218 - Deductible Farm Expenses - 11/14/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:11/14/2002