Frequently Asked Questions

  • AcreTrader General

  • Privacy/Security

  • Offerings

  • General Investor Questions

  • Farms

  • Selling Farmland on AcreTrader

  • Taxes

    • How are my distributions taxed?
    • What is a K-1?
    • When will I receive my Schedule K-1?
    • Where do I report the information contained in my K-1?
    • Do I need to mail in my K-1 to the IRS?
    • If a Company suffers a loss, can I claim that loss as a deduction on my individual tax return?
    • What is my tax basis in my investment in the Company?
    • Will I have to file state income tax returns for each Property in which I own Units?
    • How much money will it cost in accounting fees to include your K-1 with my tax returns?
    • How are capital gains treated for a LLC holding farmland?
    • What is the annual depreciation on my farmland investment?

      Interestingly, there is no depreciation on the land itself. It simplifies farm investing accounting for all holders and seems to be an accurate assessment. However, if a farm has improvements (e.g., a dwelling, barns, sheds, underground infrastructure) there may be annual depreciation expense. While residential and commercial real estate often require constant repairs, improvements, and other maintenance in order to preserve or increase value, farmland does not for the most part.

    • What happens when I sell shares in one property and then buy more of another?


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