After completing this part of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Recognize the definitions of farm, farming and farmer for the purposes of federal taxation and the methods of accounting for farmers.
- Identify taxable and nontaxable income from various sources for the business of farming.
- Identify deductible and nondeductible expenses for the business of farming.
- Recognize the option of deducting certain expenses for soil and water conservation.
- Identify the treatment of losses from operating a farm.
- Recognize the special rules of estimated tax for qualified farmers.
Dr. Duong is an Accounting Subject Matter Expert for Becker Professional Education. Her professional background includes working in academia as well as in the accounting industry. She started her career working for EY as a senior associate focusing on interim, final and IPO audit of corporations in non-financial sectors such as manufacturing, utility, transportation, construction, services and so on. When working in academia, she taught both undergraduate-level and graduate-level accounting courses including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Financial Valuation at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and National University of Singapore. Her academic research focuses on financial reporting issues in the banking industry and the use of accounting information in small business lending and debt contracting. Dr. Duong also owns a firm that provides tax compliance, research and consulting services. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Phil (Master of Philosophy) in Accounting from the University of Hong Kong and a BA in Accounting from Fudan University. She is also a CPA, CMA, CIA and an EA.
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