Agribusiness

5 Year-End Business Tax Planning Strategies in Light of Tax Reform

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

It's not too late! You can still take steps to significantly reduce your business's 2017 income tax bill and possibly lay the groundwork for tax savings in future years. Here are five year-end tax-saving ideas to consider, along with proposed tax reforms that might affect your tax planning strategies.  1. Jug... Learn More

2018 Payroll Changes

Christine Porras

Paying people used to be simple. More and more federal and state regulations have complicated the payroll process. Important changes in 2018 include the State of Michigan minimum wage increase to $9.25 per hour for wages earned starting January 1, 2018. Following are changes for 2018. 2018 Payroll Changes Social Security Wage Base. T... Learn More

Why the Three Key Elements of Integrity are Critical for Your Accountant

Jacob R. Sopczynski

Have you ever thought about the integrity of your accountant? Integrity can have a different meaning to each individual and a slightly different interpretation for each professional industry. For many, integrity is incorruptibility, completeness, and communication. Sounds simple enough, right? Now, how do these three key elements apply to the pr... Learn More

Consider Retirement Plans in Year-end Tax Planning for Your Farm or Agribusiness

Peter Bender

As the end of 2017 rapidly approaches, it is time to start thinking about year-end tax planning for your farm or agribusiness. While year-end planning can involve a variety of topics, one tool that is often overlooked in the agricultural community is the use of retirement plans. Depending on the type of plan you have set up, the use of r... Learn More

2017 Might be Your Last Chance to Hire Veterans and Claim a Tax Credit

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

With Veterans Day on November 11, it’s an especially good time to think about the sacrifices veterans have made for us and how we can support them. One way businesses can support veterans is to hire them. The Work Opportunity tax credit (WOTC) can help businesses do just that, but it may not be available for hires made after this year. ... Learn More

How Does Section 179 Apply to Vehicles?

Kristy Brown

Many business owners have heard of the Section 179 deduction in relation to capital assets that are purchased. However, special rules are in effect regarding Section 179 as it relates to the purchase of vehicles. Read on to see if your vehicle purchase will qualify for the Section 179 deduction. For a majority of passenger vehicles that ... Learn More

Michigan Farmland and Forest Preservation Programs Offer Tax Benefits

Alex Wilson

The State of Michigan has developed several programs that aim to protect and control the use of farmland and forest property. They seek to safeguard open area lands from being turned into commercial or industrial property. This article will outline three programs: The Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program (formerly PA-116), the Co... Do You Qualify?

The H-2A Program: Considerations in Hiring Temporary, Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers

Jennifer Tobias

With immigration laws and illegal aliens becoming a political and media headline lately, it is important for agricultural employers to know what is available to them to gain access to foreign labor. The H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program has become an increasingly popular option for U.S. employers to fill temporary or s... Learn More