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Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl
Andy Biebl DTN Tax Columnist
Fri May 23, 2014 07:12 AM CDT

DTN Tax Columnist Andy Biebl is a CPA and principal with the accounting firm of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP in New Ulm and Minneapolis, Minn., and a national authority on agricultural taxation. To pose questions for upcoming columns, email AskAndy@dtn.com.

QUESTION:

What do you do when the IRS says you aren't a business? We have a grain operation that has a 40-year history, and are going through an IRS exam and now to Appeals. We installed a $150,000 solar system on the farm site using federal, state, and utility subsidies. The IRS says that we built it for personal use and cannot ...

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