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Irsefile com 5. Irsefile com   Soil and Water Conservation Expenses Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Business of Farming Plan Certification Conservation ExpensesWater well. Irsefile com Assessment by Conservation DistrictAssessment for Depreciable Property 25% Limit on DeductionNet operating loss. Irsefile com When to Deduct or Capitalize Sale of a Farm Introduction If you are in the business of farming, you can choose to deduct certain expenses for: Soil or water conservation, Prevention of erosion of land used in farming, or Endangered species recovery. Irsefile com Otherwise, these are capital expenses that must be added to the basis of the land. Irsefile com (See chapter 6 for information on determining basis. Irsefile com ) Conservation expenses for land in a foreign country do not qualify for this special treatment. Irsefile com The deduction for conservation expenses cannot be more than 25% of your gross income from farming. Irsefile com See 25% Limit on Deduction , later. Irsefile com Although some expenses are not deductible as soil and water conservation expenses, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary farm expenses. Irsefile com These include interest and taxes, the cost of periodically clearing brush from productive land, the regular removal of sediment from a drainage ditch, and expenses paid or incurred primarily to produce an agricultural crop that may also conserve soil. Irsefile com You must include in income most government payments for approved conservation practices. Irsefile com However, you can exclude some payments you receive under certain cost-sharing conservation programs. Irsefile com For more information, see Agricultural Program Payments in chapter 3. Irsefile com To get the full deduction to which you are entitled, you should maintain your records to clearly distinguish between your ordinary and necessary farm business expenses and your soil and water conservation expenses. Irsefile com Topics - This chapter discusses: Business of farming Plan certification Conservation expenses Assessment by conservation district 25% limit on deduction When to deduct or capitalize Sale of a farm Business of Farming For purposes of soil and water conservation expenses, you are in the business of farming if you cultivate, operate, or manage a farm for profit, either as an owner or a tenant. Irsefile com You are not in the business of farming if you cultivate or operate a farm for recreation or pleasure, rather than for profit. Irsefile com You are not farming if you are engaged only in forestry or the growing of timber. Irsefile com Farm defined. Irsefile com   A farm includes livestock, dairy, poultry, fish, fruit, and truck farms. Irsefile com It also includes plantations, ranches, ranges, and orchards. Irsefile com A fish farm is an area where fish and other marine animals are grown or raised and artificially fed, protected, etc. Irsefile com It does not include an area where they are merely caught or harvested. Irsefile com A plant nursery is a farm for purposes of deducting soil and water conservation expenses. Irsefile com Farm rental. Irsefile com   If you own a farm and receive farm rental payments based on farm production, either in cash or crop shares, you are in the business of farming. Irsefile com If you get cash rental for a farm you own that is not used in farm production, you cannot deduct soil and water conservation expenses for that farm. Irsefile com   If you receive a fixed rental payment that is not based on farm production, you are in the business of farming only if you materially participate in operating or managing the farm. Irsefile com Example. Irsefile com You own a farm in Iowa and live in California. Irsefile com You rent the farm for $175 in cash per acre and do not materially participate in producing or managing production of the crops grown on the farm. Irsefile com You cannot deduct your soil conservation expenses for this farm. Irsefile com You must capitalize the expenses and add them to the basis of the land. Irsefile com     For more information, see Material participation for landlords under Landlord Participation in Farming in chapter 12. Irsefile com Plan Certification You can deduct soil and water conservation expenses only if they are consistent with a plan approved by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the Department of Agriculture. Irsefile com If no such plan exists, the expenses must be consistent with a soil conservation plan of a comparable state agency. Irsefile com Keep a copy of the plan with your books and records to support your deductions. Irsefile com Conservation plan. Irsefile com   A conservation plan includes the farming conservation practices approved for the area where your farmland is located. Irsefile com There are three types of approved plans. Irsefile com NRCS individual site plans. Irsefile com These plans are issued individually to farmers who request assistance from NRCS to develop a conservation plan designed specifically for their farmland. Irsefile com NRCS county plans. Irsefile com These plans include a listing of farm conservation practices approved for the county where the farmland is located. Irsefile com You can deduct expenses for conservation practices not included on the NRCS county plans only if the practice is a part of an individual site plan. Irsefile com Comparable state agency plans. Irsefile com These plans are approved by state agencies and can be approved individual site plans or county plans. Irsefile com   A list of NRCS conservation programs is available at www. Irsefile com nrcs. Irsefile com usda. Irsefile com gov/programs. Irsefile com Individual site plans can be obtained from NRCS offices and the comparable state agencies. Irsefile com Conservation Expenses You can deduct conservation expenses only for land you or your tenant are using, or have used in the past, for farming. Irsefile com These expenses include, but are not limited to, the following. Irsefile com The treatment or movement of earth, such as: Leveling, Conditioning, Grading, Terracing, Contour furrowing, and Restoration of soil fertility. Irsefile com The construction, control, and protection of: Diversion channels, Drainage ditches, Irrigation ditches, Earthen dams, and Watercourses, outlets, and ponds. Irsefile com The eradication of brush. Irsefile com The planting of windbreaks. Irsefile com You cannot deduct expenses to drain or fill wetlands, or to prepare land for center pivot irrigation systems, as soil and water conservation expenses. Irsefile com These expenses are added to the basis of the land. Irsefile com If you choose to deduct soil and water conservation expenses, you cannot exclude from gross income any cost-sharing payments you receive for those expenses. Irsefile com See chapter 3 for information about payments eligible for the cost-sharing exclusion. Irsefile com New farm or farmland. Irsefile com   If you acquire a new farm or new farmland from someone who was using it in farming immediately before you acquired the land, soil and water conservation expenses you incur on it will be treated as made on land used in farming at the time the expenses were paid or incurred. Irsefile com You can deduct soil and water conservation expenses for this land if your use of it is substantially a continuation of its use in farming. Irsefile com The new farming activity does not have to be the same as the old farming activity. Irsefile com For example, if you buy land that was used for grazing cattle and then prepare it for use as an apple orchard, you can deduct your conservation expenses. Irsefile com Land not used for farming. Irsefile com   If your conservation expenses benefit both land that does not qualify as land used for farming and land that does qualify, you must allocate the expenses between the two types of land. Irsefile com For example, if the expenses benefit 200 acres of your land, but only 120 acres of this land are used for farming, then you can deduct 60% (120 ÷ 200) of the expenses. Irsefile com You can use another method to allocate these expenses if you can clearly show that your method is more reasonable. Irsefile com Depreciable conservation assets. Irsefile com   You generally cannot deduct your expenses for depreciable conservation assets. Irsefile com However, you can deduct certain amounts you pay or incur for an assessment for depreciable property that a soil and water conservation or drainage district levies against your farm. Irsefile com See Assessment for Depreciable Property , later. Irsefile com   You must capitalize expenses to buy, build, install, or improve depreciable structures or facilities. Irsefile com These expenses include those for materials, supplies, wages, fuel, hauling, and moving dirt when making structures such as tanks, reservoirs, pipes, culverts, canals, dams, wells, or pumps composed of masonry, concrete, tile, metal, or wood. Irsefile com You recover your capital investment through annual allowances for depreciation. Irsefile com   You can deduct soil and water conservation expenses for nondepreciable earthen items. Irsefile com Nondepreciable earthen items include certain dams, ponds, and terraces described under Property Having a Determinable Useful Life in chapter 7. Irsefile com Water well. Irsefile com   You cannot deduct the cost of drilling a water well for irrigation and other agricultural purposes as a soil and water conservation expense. Irsefile com It is a capital expense. Irsefile com You recover your cost through depreciation. Irsefile com You also must capitalize your cost for drilling a test hole. Irsefile com If the test hole produces no water and you continue drilling, the cost of the test hole is added to the cost of the producing well. Irsefile com You can recover the total cost through depreciation deductions. Irsefile com   If a test hole, dry hole, or dried-up well (resulting from prolonged lack of rain, for instance) is abandoned, you can deduct your unrecovered cost in the year of abandonment. Irsefile com Abandonment means that all economic benefits from the well are terminated. Irsefile com For example, filling or sealing a well excavation or casing so that all economic benefits from the well are terminated constitutes an abandonment. Irsefile com Endangered species recovery expenses. Irsefile com   If you are in the business of farming and meet other specific requirements, you can choose to deduct the conservation expenses discussed earlier as endangered species recovery expenses. Irsefile com Otherwise, these are capital expenses that must be added to the basis of the land. Irsefile com   The expenses must be paid or incurred for the purpose of achieving site-specific management actions recommended in a recovery plan approved under section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Irsefile com See Internal Revenue Code section 175 for more information. Irsefile com Assessment by Conservation District In some localities, a soil or water conservation or drainage district incurs expenses for soil or water conservation and levies an assessment against the farmers who benefit from the expenses. Irsefile com You can deduct as a conservation expense amounts you pay or incur for the part of an assessment that: Covers expenses you could deduct if you had paid them directly, or Covers expenses for depreciable property used in the district's business. Irsefile com Assessment for Depreciable Property You generally can deduct as a conservation expense amounts you pay or incur for the part of a conservation or drainage district assessment that covers expenses for depreciable property. Irsefile com This includes items such as pumps, locks, concrete structures (including dams and weir gates), draglines, and similar equipment. Irsefile com The depreciable property must be used in the district's soil and water conservation activities. Irsefile com However, the following limits apply to these assessments. Irsefile com The total assessment limit. Irsefile com The yearly assessment limit. Irsefile com After you apply these limits, the amount you can deduct is added to your other conservation expenses for the year. Irsefile com The total for these expenses is then subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit on the deduction, discussed later. Irsefile com See Table 5-1 for a brief summary of these limits. Irsefile com Table 5-1. Irsefile com Limits on Deducting an Assessment by a Conservation District for Depreciable Property Total Limit on Deduction for Assessment for Depreciable Property Yearly Limit on Deduction for Assessment for Depreciable Property Yearly Limit for All Conservation Expenses 10% of: $500 + 10% of: 25% of: Total assessment against all members of the district for the property. Irsefile com Your deductible share of the cost to the district for the property. Irsefile com Your gross income from farming. Irsefile com No one taxpayer can deduct more than 10% of the total assessment. Irsefile com Any amount over 10% is a capital expense and is added to the basis of your land. Irsefile com If an assessment is paid in installments, each payment must be prorated between the conservation expense and the capital expense. Irsefile com If the amount you pay or incur for any year is more than the limit, you can deduct for that year only 10% of your deductible share of the cost. Irsefile com You can deduct the remainder in equal amounts over the next 9 tax years. Irsefile com Limit for all conservation expenses, including assessments for depreciable property. Irsefile com Amounts greater than 25% can be carried to the following year and added to that year's expenses. Irsefile com The total is then subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit in that year. Irsefile com To ensure your deduction is within the deduction limits, keep records to show the following. Irsefile com The total assessment against all members of the district for the depreciable property. Irsefile com Your deductible share of the cost to the district for the depreciable property. Irsefile com Your gross income from farming. Irsefile com Total assessment limit. Irsefile com   You cannot deduct more than 10% of the total amount assessed to all members of the conservation or drainage district for the depreciable property. Irsefile com This applies whether you pay the assessment in one payment or in installments. Irsefile com If your assessment is more than 10% of the total amount assessed, both the following rules apply. Irsefile com The amount over 10% is a capital expense and is added to the basis of your land. Irsefile com If the assessment is paid in installments, each payment must be prorated between the conservation expense and the capital expense. Irsefile com Yearly assessment limit. Irsefile com   The maximum amount you can deduct in any one year is the total of 10% of your deductible share of the cost as explained earlier, plus $500. Irsefile com If the amount you pay or incur is equal to or less than the maximum amount, you can deduct it in the year it is paid or incurred. Irsefile com If the amount you pay or incur is more, you can deduct in that year only 10% of your deductible share of the cost. Irsefile com You can deduct the remainder in equal amounts over the next 9 tax years. Irsefile com Your total conservation expense deduction for each year is also subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit on the deduction, discussed later. Irsefile com Example 1. Irsefile com This year, the soil conservation district levies and you pay an assessment of $2,400 against your farm. Irsefile com Of the assessment, $1,500 is for digging drainage ditches. Irsefile com You can deduct this part as a soil or conservation expense as if you had paid it directly. Irsefile com The remaining $900 is for depreciable equipment to be used in the district's irrigation activities. Irsefile com The total amount assessed by the district against all its members for the depreciable equipment is $7,000. Irsefile com The total amount you can deduct for the depreciable equipment is limited to 10% of the total amount assessed by the district against all its members for depreciable equipment, or $700. Irsefile com The $200 excess ($900 − $700) is a capital expense you must add to the basis of your farm. Irsefile com To figure the maximum amount you can deduct for the depreciable equipment this year, multiply your deductible share of the total assessment ($700) by 10%. Irsefile com Add $500 to the result for a total of $570. Irsefile com Your deductible share, $700, is greater than the maximum amount deductible in one year, so you can deduct only $70 of the amount you paid or incurred for depreciable property this year (10% of $700). Irsefile com You can deduct the balance at the rate of $70 a year over the next 9 years. Irsefile com You add $70 to the $1,500 portion of the assessment for drainage ditches. Irsefile com You can deduct $1,570 of the $2,400 assessment as a soil and water conservation expense this year, subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit on the deduction, discussed later. Irsefile com Example 2. Irsefile com Assume the same facts in Example 1 except that $1,850 of the $2,400 assessment is for digging drainage ditches and $550 is for depreciable equipment. Irsefile com The total amount assessed by the district against all its members for depreciable equipment is $5,500. Irsefile com The total amount you can deduct for the depreciable equipment is limited to 10% of this amount, or $550. Irsefile com The maximum amount you can deduct this year for the depreciable equipment is $555 (10% of your deductible share of the total assessment, $55, plus $500). Irsefile com Since your deductible share is less than the maximum amount deductible in one year, you can deduct the entire $550 this year. Irsefile com You can deduct the entire assessment, $2,400, as a soil and water conservation expense this year, subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit on the deduction, discussed below. Irsefile com Sale or other disposal of land during 9-year period. Irsefile com   If you dispose of the land during the 9-year period for deducting conservation expenses subject to the yearly limit, any amounts you have not yet deducted because of this limit are added to the basis of the property. Irsefile com Death of farmer during 9-year period. Irsefile com   If a farmer dies during the 9-year period, any remaining amounts not yet deducted are deducted in the year of death. Irsefile com 25% Limit on Deduction The total deduction for conservation expenses in any tax year is limited to 25% of your gross income from farming for the year. Irsefile com Gross income from farming. Irsefile com   Gross income from farming is the income you derive in the business of farming from the production of crops, fish, fruits, other agricultural products, or livestock. Irsefile com Gains from sales of draft, breeding, or dairy livestock are included. Irsefile com Gains from sales of assets such as farm machinery, or from the disposition of land, are not included. Irsefile com Carryover of deduction. Irsefile com   If your deductible conservation expenses in any year are more than 25% of your gross income from farming for that year, you can carry the unused deduction over to later years. Irsefile com However, the deduction in any later year is limited to 25% of the gross income from farming for that year as well. Irsefile com Example. Irsefile com In 2012, you have gross income of $32,000 from two farms. Irsefile com During the year, you incurred $10,000 of deductible soil and water conservation expenses for one of the farms. Irsefile com However, your deduction is limited to 25% of $32,000, or $8,000. Irsefile com The $2,000 excess ($10,000 − $8,000) is carried over to 2013 and added to deductible soil and water conservation expenses made in that year. Irsefile com The total of the 2012 carryover plus 2013 expenses is deductible in 2013, subject to the limit of 25% of your gross income from farming in 2013. Irsefile com Any expenses over the limit in that year are carried to 2014 and later years. Irsefile com Net operating loss. Irsefile com   The deduction for soil and water conservation expenses, after applying the 25% limit, is included when figuring a net operating loss (NOL) for the year. Irsefile com If the NOL is carried to another year, the soil and water conservation deduction included in the NOL is not subject to the 25% limit in the year to which it is carried. Irsefile com When to Deduct or Capitalize If you choose to deduct soil and water conservation expenses, you must deduct the total allowable amount on your tax return for the first year you pay or incur these expenses. Irsefile com If you do not choose to deduct the expenses, you must capitalize them. Irsefile com Change of method. Irsefile com   If you want to change your method for the treatment of soil and water conservation expenses, or you want to treat the expenses for a particular project or a single farm in a different manner, you must get the approval of the IRS. Irsefile com To get this approval, submit a written request by the due date of your return for the first tax year you want the new method to apply. Irsefile com You or your authorized representative must sign the request. Irsefile com   The request must include the following information. Irsefile com Your name and address. Irsefile com The first tax year the method or change of method is to apply. Irsefile com Whether the method or change of method applies to all your soil and water conservation expenses or only to those for a particular project or farm. Irsefile com If the method or change of method does not apply to all your expenses, identify the project or farm to which the expenses apply. Irsefile com The total expenses you paid or incurred in the first tax year the method or change of method is to apply. Irsefile com A statement that you will account separately in your books for the expenses to which this method or change of method relates. Irsefile com Send your request to the following  address. Irsefile com  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Cincinnati, OH 45999  For more information, see Change in  Accounting Method in chapter 2. Irsefile com Sale of a Farm If you sell your farm, you cannot adjust the basis of the land at the time of the sale for any unused carryover of soil and water conservation expenses (except for deductions of assessments for depreciable property, discussed earlier). Irsefile com However, if you acquire another farm and return to the business of farming, you can start taking deductions again for the unused carryovers. Irsefile com Gain on sale of farmland. Irsefile com   If you held the land 5 years or less before you sold it, gain on the sale of the land is treated as ordinary income up to the amount you previously deducted for soil and water conservation expenses. Irsefile com If you held the land less than 10 but more than 5 years, the gain is treated as ordinary income up to a specified percentage of the previous deductions. Irsefile com See Section 1252 property under Other Gains in chapter 9. Irsefile com Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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