Industry: Agriculture

Finding tax breaks for equipment costs

September 23, 2008: 9:43 AM ET

Investing in new equipment? Check out our experts' tips on writing it off.

Alberto L. Vasquez, Tulare, Calif.
I have about 40 flatbed trucks that I use from July to October. Ninety percent of the time, I use them on farmland. Am I eligible for any tax breaks?


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    Orlen Bates Jr., Zanesville, Ohio
    We purchased a home with five acres of land. I plan to grow fruits and nuts, and I want to start the business off as an LLC.  I will sell wholesale only. What risks are there selling to just one or two local stores?

    I also see big startup costs, and I want to use cash only as I build the farm. Do we loan MORE

    Jun 26, 2008 1:59 PM ET
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