Tax scrabble blocks

Tax reform mixed bag for ag

House plan on tax reform includes eliminating estate tax and allowing businesses to write off full cost of new equipment.

The newly announced tax plan rolled out Thursday by the House Ways & Means Committee was welcomed by some in the agriculture industry, while others had some concerns.

The bill is touted as a simplification of the tax code so an individual or family can file taxes on a farm as simple as a postcard. It also lowers individual tax rates for low- and middle-income Americans to 0%, 12%, 25% and 35%.

Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, said the proposa

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