Farm Income Expense

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Farm Income Expense


Do not deduct the following:

  • Personal or living expenses (such as taxes, insurance, or repairs on your home) that do not produce farm income.
  • Expenses of raising anything you or your family used.
  • The value of animals you raised that died
  • Inventory losses.
  • Personal losses.

If you were repaid for any part of an expense, you must subtract the amount you were repaid from the deduction.

Capitalizing Costs of Property

If you produced real or tangible personal property or acquired property for resale, certain expenses must be included in inventory costs or capitalized. These expenses include the direct costs of the property and the share of any indirect costs allocable to that property. However, these rules generally do not apply to expenses of:

  1. Producing any plant that has a preproductive period of 2 years or less,
  2. Raising animals, or
  3. Replanting certain crops if they were lost or damaged by reason of freezing temperatures, disease, drought, pests, or casualty.

For more information seeSchedule F Instructions

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