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IRS Guidance on Farm NOLs

IRS Guidance on Farm NOLs

The IRS has issued guidance on how farm taxpayers are to handle carryback elections related to farm net operating losses (NOLs) in light of all of the legislative rule changes in recent years.

On June 30, 2021, the IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2021-14, 2021-29 I.R.B. to provide guidance for taxpayers with an NOL for a tax year beginning in 2018-2020, all or a portion of which consists of a farming loss. The guidance details how the taxpayer can elect to not apply certain NOL rules of the CARES Act, and how the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act (CTRA) election can be revoked.

Today’s blog post is courtesy of friend of Tax School and Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law, Roger McEowen, JD. In this blog, Roger takes an in-depth look at the background of NOLs in farming and then examines what the latest IRS guidance means for farm taxpayers.

You can read the entire post on the Agricultural Law and Taxation Blog.

Roger McEowen, JD, is the Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas. He is a published author and prominent speaker, conducting more than 80 seminars annually across the United States for farmers, agricultural business professionals, lawyers, and tax professionals. His writing can be found in national agriculture publications, books, and a monthly publication, Kansas Farm and Estate Law. He received a B.S. with distinction from Purdue University in Management in 1986, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University in 1990, and a J.D. from the Drake University School of Law in 1991. He is a member of the Iowa and Kansas Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Nebraska. He is also a past member of the American Agricultural Law Association Board of Directors.

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