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Statement of Under Secretary Greg Ibach on Section 199A Tax Code Fix | KRVN Radio

Statement of Under Secretary Greg Ibach on Section 199A Tax Code Fix

Statement of Under Secretary Greg Ibach on Section 199A Tax Code Fix
Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing & Regulatory Programs portrait photo by Ken Hammond.

(Washington, D.C., January 12, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach today issued the following statement regarding efforts to address concerns with recent changes to Section 199A of the federal tax code. Some agriculture stakeholders have raised questions about potential market effects on cooperatives and independent grain-related businesses.

Ibach’s statement is as follows:

“The aim of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was to spur economic growth across the entire American economy, including in the agricultural sector. While the goal was to preserve benefits in Section 199A for cooperatives and their patrons, the unintended consequences of the current language disadvantage the independent operators in the same industry. The federal tax code should not pick winners and losers in the marketplace. We applaud Congress for acknowledging and moving to correct the disparity, and our expectation is that a solution is forthcoming. USDA stands ready to assist in any way necessary.”

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