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Biden Plan Would Limit Longstanding Tax Break Used by Farmers

May 12, 2021

Biden Plan Would Limit Longstanding Tax Break Used by Farmers

Curb on provision allowing landowners to defer payment of capital-gains levies is seen as another burden on agriculture

May 6, 2021 | Will Parker | Wall Street Journal

President Biden has said his tax proposals would make big business and wealthy investors pay their fair share.

His package would also likely deliver a blow to American farm owners by limiting a longstanding tax break. The provision allows landowners to defer paying capital-gains tax when they sell investment property and put the proceeds toward the purchase of other real estate.

Farmers for generations have used the tax break to cheaply and quickly relocate farm operations to lands with better soil, diversify the crops they grow and consolidate land holdings. Some have used it when exiting the farming business at retirement. Farm owners in 2012 held 915 million acres, about 40% of the land in the continental U.S.

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