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As with all businesses, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires you to report the income and expenses involved with running that business, including a farm rental. If you're the owner of a farm but not the one actively farming the land, generally you'll report your income and expenses using IRS Form 4835. If you're a farmer who actually farms the land, however, you fall under a different tax classification even if you also own the land. The IRS provides instructions for Form 4835 as to whether you should be categorized as a farmer or a landowner.
Holding stock or stock options in an employer's business can be a lucrative fringe benefit, one that encourages employee participation in the company's success. Employee stock ownership plans also include some tax breaks for both the company and participating workers, particularly with plans intended to augment other retirement savings programs. Tax incentives include deductions and deferred tax scenarios.
Anyone whose field of vision falls at or below 20 degrees, who wears corrective glasses but whose vision is 20/200 or less in his best eye, or who has no eyesight at all, meets the legal definition of being blind and is eligible for certain tax deductions.
When is a tax credit not a tax credit? When the IRS takes it back. If you're in the situation where you have to file IRS Form 4255, you might have to pay back a tax credit you've earned in prior years. This process, known as recapture, occurs if you claim a credit -- in this case, a credit for a specific type of business investment -- and then no longer qualify for that credit.
In 2015, some parts of the Affordable Care Act specifically apply to businesses, in particular, large employers. The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions affect companies with 50 or more full-time employees or an equivalent of part-time or seasonal workers. These companies are called Applicable Large Employers, or ALEs. 2015 is considered a transition year as everyone gets used to the new normal for workplace health plans.