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Upcoming Forestry Workshops
Don't pay too much tax on timber you are selling or buying! “Keep More $$$ from Your Timber Sale”
Timber Tax Workshop
Thursday, November 1, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Cadillac USDA Service Center
7192 E. 34 Rd. (Boon Rd.), Cadillac, MI
For many harvesting timber is an opportunity to have some money that is outside of a person’s normal income. The income tax code is not kind to a person that does not plan for that income. The tax code does allow for timber income to be treated in such a way that will reduce the money you will owe in taxes, but it requires special forms and preparation.
The tax treatment of timber sale income and management expenses is a highly specialized area of the federal tax code. Interpreting the provisions of Sections 631 (a) or 631 (b) requires the services of a professional forester. Many tax preparers do not encounter timber sales on a frequent basis and are not aware of the tax provisions or how to implement them for maximum tax savings.
If you are a logger, landowner, or farmer who has had bought or sold timber sale in the past 3 years, or plan to harvest timber, then this is a must see session: Keep More $$$ From Your Timber Harvest!!! (by Susan Metcalfe, Metcalfe Forestry & Burns Timber Tax Service) will cover a range of topics involving your potential taxes on the money earned by buying and selling timber, how to keep more $$ in your pocket & pay less in tax. This will also cover myths common in the forestry and accounting communities, explain about the capital gains treatment of the purchase and sale of timber, and give valuable tips on how some loggers can drastically reduce their regular income and tax liability and how some landowners can pay no tax on their timber sale revenue.
Pre-register is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231-775-7681 ext. 3, or emailing: email@example.com by October 29 Seminar fee is $15.
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Michigan is preparing to enact interior quarantine due to invasive hemlock tree pest A recent outbreak of the pest within the state has prompted new legislation which will restrict the movement of hemlock products within Michigan in an effort to control this invasive pest.
Posted on February 28, 2017 by Mike Schira, Michigan State University Extension
Mighty American chestnut poised for return to America's forests Scores of American chestnut seedlings growing in upstate New York are the vanguard in the restoration of what was once the most dominant tree in the eastern forests. The trees carry one gene, added by scientists, that makes them capable of withstanding the invasive blight that wiped out billions of their ancestors a century ago. March 6, 2017 Source:SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry