AFBF on Tax Relief

AFBF on Tax Relief

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. The American Farm Bureau Federation and other ag groups are asking the Senate to pass the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act, which passed in the House with bipartisan support.

AFBF government affairs director Dustin Sherer says there are a number of provisions in this bill that are important to the ag industry …

SHERER … “And so, they need to find a way, whether or not it’s voting on the bill as is, or coming to a compromise on some of the provisions and then moving forward, they need to find a way to get this bill done now.”

Important to agriculture is Section 179 expensing, and bonus depreciation, which is phasing down …

SHERER … “With that phasing down 20 percent year over year and the loss of your ability to buy and sell under 1031, farmers’ tax bills are going up and they're losing their ability to minimize their tax liability, invest back into their business the way that they want to, into this equipment that's helped them make their operations more efficient, more resilient, more sustainable, as they want to do and as the public wants them to do.”

Sherer urges farmers and ranchers to contact their lawmakers …

SHERER … “They can reach out to their respective Senators, whether through email or through a phone call, and have their Senators urge leadership to bring the bill to the floor or to find a compromise bill and bring that to the floor and get this bill to the President's desk as soon as possible.”

Sherer says it can't wait until ’25, it needs to get done now.

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