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2020 Ag Outlook

Bethe Hlas | January 29th, 2020

LattaHarris, LLP is proud to sponsor the #2020AgOutlook on Wednesday, March 4th at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, 10:00am-3:30pm. The speakers include Howard Hagen and David Repp, Dickinson Law; Todd Hultman, DTN; Dr. Kay Stefanik, Iowa State University; and Dr. Matt Darr, Iowa State University. The event is free of charge and lunch is provided....read more

How much financial help does your farm need?

Vicki Bendixen | June 7th, 2019

https://www.farmprogress.com/management/how-much-financial-help-does-your-farm-need

Accrual Basis Accounting – What you should know

Vicki Bendixen | May 6th, 2019

https://www.farmprogress.com/management/what-you-should-know-about-accrual-basis-accounting

Read the most recent articles written by LH’s own Bob Krogmeier

Vicki Bendixen | April 29th, 2019

https://www.farmprogress.com/enterprise-management/benefits-commodity-credit-corporation-loans   https://www.farmprogress.com/enterprise-management/what-fair-market-value-means-your-farm-business 

Learning the basis of cash accounting

Vicki Bendixen | April 2nd, 2019

https://www.farmprogress.com/enterprise-management/learn-basics-cash-accounting

By the Books Blog

Vicki Bendixen | March 23rd, 2019

Bob Krogmeier, a CPA in our Tipton office has been asked to write articles for the Farm Futures website. Click the link below to read his first article and be sure to check back often for more. https://www.farmprogress.com/enterprise-management/welcome-books

The Standard Deduction – What’s New About That?

Vicki Bendixen | June 1st, 2018

  By David M. Hanson, CPA The Standard Deduction The standard deduction is a tax deduction allowed under federal tax law (and some states such as Iowa) to individual taxpayers. This deduction varies in amount depending on the filing status of the taxpayer; i) single filer, ii) married filing joint filer, iii) married filing separately...read more

Farmer’s Estimated Taxes – Why Does Everything Have To Be So Complicated !

Vicki Bendixen | June 20th, 2017

Written by David M. Hanson, CPA Estimated Taxes – The Basics Estimated taxes are, like so many items in the tax law, relatively simple in concept but get bogged down in the details very easily. This article will focus on the rules as they apply to a sole proprietor self-employed farmer. The estimated tax rules,...read more

The Iowa Sec. 179 Deduction – The Final Chapter?

Vicki Bendixen | April 21st, 2017

Written by David M. Hanson, CPA The Section 179 Deduction – A Review Federal tax law generously allows eligible taxpayers the opportunity to write off, i.e., take a tax deduction, for up to $500,000 of the purchase cost of equipment and certain building structure. If the taxpayer has sufficient taxable income without taking this deduction into...read more

HRA’s – They’re Back!

Vicki Bendixen | February 2nd, 2017

 Article written by: David M. Hanson, CPA What are HRA’s ? The term “HRA” is actually an acronym for health reimbursement arrangement, aka health reimbursement account. These types of arrangements are sponsored by employers for their employees and are specifically authorized by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), specifically IRC Sec. 105 and 106. These types...read more

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