[Market-farming] Farms Dealing with the IRS

Elizabeth Knutson eknutson at clubdepot.com
Wed Nov 26 01:12:32 EST 2003


If the line, "> Please indulge me momentarily and then I'll not darken your
listing again." means you are leaving the market farming list, most
assuredly, don't leave on my account. I debated long and hard (but
apparently perhaps not long and hard enough) before I posted that response.
My apologies if I offended you. I generally avoid any fracas. The HTML thing
did not bother me at all. I do understand that taxes are important and
mightily affect the bottom line. I just do not feel that debate on **points
of view** on taxation is any more appropriate on this list than was the
subject of health insurance. And I feel I can debate taxes about as well as
any lay person who was formerly a trained tax preparer. But I won't.

Again, **I** joined the list for information I can use. Tax information, I
do not expect from the list. That is not a one size fits all, and I will get
the best **fit** for me from my tax attorney or accountant.

Betsy  (eknutson at clubdepot.com)
Southern Idaho, USDA Zone 5

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brigette Leach" <avalonfarmshomegrown at earthlink.net>
To: "Elizabeth Knutson" <eknutson at clubdepot.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farms Dealing with the IRS


> I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. The HTML v. plain text is easily
> rectified. As a novice user of this format I was simply unaware that it
> would be an issue.
>
> As for tax issues not being farm related and economics not being germane,
> well I guess I just farm in the wrong part of the world. Since I pay a
> considerable amount of property taxes, sales tax, and self-employment
> taxes, my ability to remain viable is impacted. Taxes have a much bigger
> impact on my bottom line than the tiller that I buy. Taxes also impact how
> much my customers have to spend to buy my products. And when I have to
> spend umpteen hours on the phone, and sending letters back and forth with
> the IRS, it means time spent in the office when I should have been in the
> garden. But you can bet that I'll never venture to bring it up again! But
> before I quit, "fair tax" is not the same as "flat tax".
>
> Several years ago I started to collect quotes that caught my interest.
> Seeing that I am often called on to speak, the collection comes in handy.
> Please indulge me momentarily and then I'll not darken your listing again.
>
> >From Paul Ford: It is easy enough to hold and opinion, but hard work to
> actually know what one is talking about.
> >From Arnold H. Glasow: The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
> >From Frank A. Clark: We find comfort among those who agree with us -
> growth among those who don't.
>
> My thanks to those of you who have provided resources for supplies and
> notices of meetings/conferences. I have appreciated the information.
>
> Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
>
> Brigette
> Avalon Farms
>
>
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Elizabeth Knutson <eknutson at clubdepot.com>
> > To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
>  > Date: 11/25/2003 1:21:55 PM
> > Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farms Dealing with the IRS
> >
> > ***Raises glass to Liz*** You go girl! I think most of us joined this
list
> > for useful information, not political commentaries or squabbles we would
> > prefer to delete. If it pertains to Market Farming, I want to read it,
if
> > not, I don't.
> >
> > Betsy  (eknutson at clubdepot.com)
> > Southern Idaho, USDA Zone 5
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Liz Pike" <liz at laughingbrookfarm.com>
> > To: "Market Farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 10:15 AM
> > Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Farms Dealing with the IRS
> >
> >
> > > Enough already on the tax issue.  Let's get it back to farming.
> > >
> > > As for the plain text vs HTML, sometimes mailman does not display the
> > coding
> > > in the format in which I approve messages.  I'm the one that ok'd the
> msg
> > > and sent it out to the list.  So take your shots at me though I don't
> > advise
> > > it.  I fight back.
> > >
> > > Instead of chastising the poster (a gentle reminder would have been
much
> > > more friendly than what was stated--this is a new poster!!!!), how
'bout
> > > re-directing the topic to make it farm related, hmm???
> > >
> > > If anyone has questions as to how to send plain text vs html, email me
> > > privately.  It's painless to change your settings ; )) .
> > >
> > >
> > > Liz Pike
> > > List Administrator
> > > Laughingbrook Farm
> > > Westfield NC
> > > http://www.marketfarming.com
> > > http://www.laughingbrookfarm.com/
> > >
> > >
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>
> --- Brigette Leach
> --- avalonfarmshomegrown at earthlink.net
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