COLUMBUS — The Farmer’s Tax Guide is now available on the Internal Revenue Service’s IRS.gov website for use in preparing 2013 tax returns. This IRS publication applies to individuals who cultivate, operate or manage a farm for profit. For tax purposes, a farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit and truck farms, as well as plantations, ranches, range and orchards.
“Ohioans filed more than 72,000 farm tax returns for tax year 2011,” said Jennifer Jenkins, IRS spokesperson for Ohio. “The newly-updated Farmer’s Tax Guide offers useful information for all Ohio farmers, whether they’re farm owners or tenant farmers. If you’re on the front end of putting food on our tables, this guide provides information you really need to know. It’ll help you figure your taxes and complete your tax return.”