The IRS has announced that the due date for the Heavy Vehicle Highway Use return, Form 2290, has been changed to November 30.
From the IRS Information Center – July 18, 2011: Because the highway use tax is currently scheduled to expire on Sept. 30, 2011, this extension is designed to alleviate any confusion and possible multiple filings that could result if Congress reinstates or modifies the tax after that date. Under temporary and proposed regulations filed today in the Federal Register, the Nov. 30 filing deadline for Form 2290, Heavy Vehicle Highway Use Tax Return, for the tax period that begins on July 1, 2011, applies to vehicles used during July, as well as those first used during August or September. Returns should not be filed and payments should not be made prior to Nov. 1.
For more information, see the two links below, to the IRS announcements:
CCAA and the Carroll County Extension are sponsoring a Grain Bin Rescue Training workshop on December 3 at the Carroll County 4H Building. This workshop is open to First Responders, CCAA members and the public. Registration is required – please RSVP by November 28
$20/person for First Responders
$40/person for CCAA members
$60/person for Non-Members
This is an all-day workshop, including a working lunch.
For more information and to register, contact Andrea Brown at the Carroll County Extension Office. Details and contact information in the attached flyer: Grain Bin Training Carroll
The Carroll County Agriculture Association is soliciting the donation of hogs that can be butchered and turned into ground pork to be given away to Carroll County families during the holidays.
The Ag Association also purchases and accepts donation of additional meat from community suppliers and from Indiana Packers.
Last year, we collected more than 3500 pounds of meat to aid area families.
We are in need of 15-20 hogs to be donated and taken to the Burlington Locker Plant November 29 or December 6 at 9:00 a.m. (both days)
Sam Moffitt is coordinating this project for the Ag Association, and it is important to schedule your drop-off with Sam because of the high demand for meat processing at Burlington Locker Plant, this year.
Please call Sam at 574-721-4769 as soon as possible to schedule your animal for drop off.
If you would like to make a donation, please send a check to the Carroll County Ag Association at PO Box 62, Flora IN 46929. Please send your donation by December 15 so we know what we can afford to process. All donations are used to pay for the cost of processing the meat.
Purdue Extension, Carroll County and Cass County, will be hosting PARP training on at the 4H Building in Flora on December 15 from 9 – 11, and CAT 14 training from noon – 1:30, with the CAT 14 test from 1:30 – 3:00 p m.
Pre-registration is required. Lunch is provided.
More information – including registration forms – attached:
Free Webinar! “ Income Tax Management for Farmers in 2011,”; held on Tuesday, December 6 from 9-11 a.m. (ET). George Patrick, Purdue University Extension Economist, and David Frette. CPA from Washington, IN will lead the discussion. There is no charge for the webinar, and it is available at this link:
The webinar will be a practical, management-oriented discussion of recent tax changes and the implications for farmers, farm families and farm businesses. Topics include a review and discussion of depreciation alternatives involving additional first year depreciation, Sec. 179 expensing and regular depreciation for 2011 and 2012. Other topics include deductibility of prepaid expenses, deferral of income, farm income averaging, reporting crop insurance indemnities and distress sales of livestock. Tax planning in a high income year will be emphasized.
[Note: Carroll County's Sam Moffitt is the current President of Indiana Pork. ]
As 2011 comes to a close, Indiana Pork is undertaking an effort to plan for the future success of our members for next year and beyond. To do that effectively, we want to have a firm grasp of the issues and challenges we will face over the next five and even ten years. In an effort to ensure we understand the issues and challenges as you see them, we are embarking on a strategic planning process that will ultimately establish the goals and priorities for Indiana Pork.
These new goals and priorities will provide the framework our board of directors and staff will use to develop the programming and activities necessary to foster long-term success for the Indiana pork community.
As part of that process, we are seeking your feedback with a survey designed to capture your feedback on the important issues you feel are most important to Indiana’s pork community. The survey can be accessed at the link below.
We ask that you provide your response as promptly as possible. Your participation in this process is vital to the success of the strategic planning project. Deadline is November 28, 2011.
Please contact Indiana Pork at (317) 872-7500 if you have questions. Thanks for your participation in this important initiative.
Pfizer Animal Health is accepting nominations for a program recognizing people working in pork operations who consistently reach for higher standards and put in extra effort to make positive contributions to on-farm processes and practices.
This program recognizes people who work behind the scenes – those in the barn, service managers, production managers or anyone else who ensures every little thing is done right – to raise healthy, productive pigs. “Through the Fostera PCV recognition of excellence program, we want to celebrate those individuals who go above and beyond to exemplify higher standards,” says Benjamin Church, senior marketing communications manager, Pfizer Animal Health.
Winners will be selected by an independent panel and each will receive $1,000 cash, plus an all-expenses-paid trip for two to the Pfizer Animal Health headquarters and New York City on April 18-21, 2012.
Deadline for submitting nominations is November 30.
The Monsanto Fund is pleased to announce the second annual America’s Farmers Grow Communities SM, a program that gives farmers, like you, the opportunity to win $2,500, for your favorite community nonprofit organization.
Through this program $4.2 million has been donated to rural communities across the country! Apply today and the Monsanto Fund will donate $1 to your local United Way to help food banks and other charitable organizations dealing with hunger in your community.
Last year, David Minich was a winner for Carroll County, and $2,500 went to the Flora Youth Baseball program.