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Claim social security income taxes ) Conservation expenses for land in a foreign country do not qualify for this special treatment. Claim social security income taxes The deduction for conservation expenses cannot be more than 25% of your gross income from farming. Claim social security income taxes See 25% Limit on Deduction , later. Claim social security income taxes Although some expenses are not deductible as soil and water conservation expenses, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary farm expenses. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes You must include in income most government payments for approved conservation practices. 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Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes Example. Claim social security income taxes You own a farm in Iowa and live in California. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes You cannot deduct your soil conservation expenses for this farm. 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Claim social security income taxes There are three types of approved plans. Claim social security income taxes NRCS individual site plans. Claim social security income taxes These plans are issued individually to farmers who request assistance from NRCS to develop a conservation plan designed specifically for their farmland. Claim social security income taxes NRCS county plans. Claim social security income taxes These plans include a listing of farm conservation practices approved for the county where the farmland is located. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes Comparable state agency plans. Claim social security income taxes These plans are approved by state agencies and can be approved individual site plans or county plans. 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Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes Your deductible share of the cost to the district for the property. Claim social security income taxes Your gross income from farming. Claim social security income taxes No one taxpayer can deduct more than 10% of the total assessment. Claim social security income taxes Any amount over 10% is a capital expense and is added to the basis of your land. Claim social security income taxes If an assessment is paid in installments, each payment must be prorated between the conservation expense and the capital expense. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes You can deduct the remainder in equal amounts over the next 9 tax years. Claim social security income taxes Limit for all conservation expenses, including assessments for depreciable property. Claim social security income taxes Amounts greater than 25% can be carried to the following year and added to that year's expenses. Claim social security income taxes The total is then subject to the 25% of gross income from farming limit in that year. Claim social security income taxes To ensure your deduction is within the deduction limits, keep records to show the following. Claim social security income taxes The total assessment against all members of the district for the depreciable property. Claim social security income taxes Your deductible share of the cost to the district for the depreciable property. Claim social security income taxes Your gross income from farming. Claim social security income taxes Total assessment limit. Claim social security income taxes   You cannot deduct more than 10% of the total amount assessed to all members of the conservation or drainage district for the depreciable property. Claim social security income taxes This applies whether you pay the assessment in one payment or in installments. Claim social security income taxes If your assessment is more than 10% of the total amount assessed, both the following rules apply. Claim social security income taxes The amount over 10% is a capital expense and is added to the basis of your land. Claim social security income taxes If the assessment is paid in installments, each payment must be prorated between the conservation expense and the capital expense. Claim social security income taxes Yearly assessment limit. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes If the amount you pay or incur is more, you can deduct in that year only 10% of your deductible share of the cost. Claim social security income taxes You can deduct the remainder in equal amounts over the next 9 tax years. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes Example 1. 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Claim social security income taxes Gross income from farming. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes Gains from sales of draft, breeding, or dairy livestock are included. Claim social security income taxes Gains from sales of assets such as farm machinery, or from the disposition of land, are not included. Claim social security income taxes Carryover of deduction. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes However, the deduction in any later year is limited to 25% of the gross income from farming for that year as well. Claim social security income taxes Example. 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Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes If you do not choose to deduct the expenses, you must capitalize them. Claim social security income taxes Change of method. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes You or your authorized representative must sign the request. Claim social security income taxes   The request must include the following information. Claim social security income taxes Your name and address. Claim social security income taxes The first tax year the method or change of method is to apply. Claim social security income taxes 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. Claim social security income taxes If the method or change of method does not apply to all your expenses, identify the project or farm to which the expenses apply. Claim social security income taxes The total expenses you paid or incurred in the first tax year the method or change of method is to apply. Claim social security income taxes A statement that you will account separately in your books for the expenses to which this method or change of method relates. Claim social security income taxes Send your request to the following  address. Claim social security income taxes  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Cincinnati, OH 45999  For more information, see Change in  Accounting Method in chapter 2. Claim social security income taxes 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). Claim social security income taxes However, if you acquire another farm and return to the business of farming, you can start taking deductions again for the unused carryovers. Claim social security income taxes Gain on sale of farmland. Claim social security income taxes   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. Claim social security income taxes 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. 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