Business Organization For Family Farm Operations

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Family Farm Operations
Brittany McKenzie
ACCT 511-D02
May 7, 2015

Abstract
As an accountant, I will be selecting the best form of business organization for family farm operations that can offer various problems to professional attorneys. Family farms with a lot of land space are typically held as a major asset. Furthermore, there are issues that would most likely to occur when the farm is passed to family heirs, which can take a major toll on the business and estate-planning attorney. In 1988 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) classified a limited liability company in Wyoming as a partnership for federal income tax reasons, since then all 50 states and the District of Columbia have approved statutes permitting the creation of
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Alex, Bill, Carl, and Devon’s father ran the business as a sole proprietorship, but they want to form a business entity to own the farm. I am going to be their accountant to help run their business the proper way and right way as Christians should. They are trying to avoid a lot of paperwork, but they also want to allow their cousin Xavier to handle the day-to-day operations of the farm. Additionally, they want to know ways to minimize their taxes on the entity. They want to keep this a family business; they do not want a stranger owning any part of their business. I think this can be a great thing if their family is on one accord and want to expand the business. When you start having outsiders, they could come in a try to turn things around within the business and make a lot of unnecessary changes. With Xavier being their cousin, I think they have a plan that will make the business successful.
As stated above, in this case the form of business organization used by the deceased father is a sole proprietorship. A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by himself or herself (Sole Proprietorship, 2015). This form of business organization is a business in which one person is in control of the management and profits. A sole proprietorship has its disadvantages and advantages. With being a sole proprietor, you have complete control of the management of the business. Everything is left in your
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