FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Jan 14, 2013 04:19 PM CST

If you're confounded by income tax changes under the new tax changes, you're not alone. Capital gains rates may be one of the more convoluted calculations you'll need to consider starting in 2013.

Paul Neiffer, a CPA who specializes in agriculture and cooperative taxes for CliftonLarsonAllen LLC, points out that your personal capital gains rate will no longer depend just on your taxable income (after deductions). Now that a new 3.8% Medicare surtax rate kicks in on those with adjusted gross income of $200,000 single/$250,000 married, there are really six possible capital gains rates depending on your personal circumstances.

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