Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Farmers Must have AGI Forms Turned In
Boise - USDA Idaho Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Dick Rush reminds producers that, in order to receive USDA program payments, each payment recipient must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) verification consent form on file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
According to Rush, "This provides more confidentiality to the producer and replaces the old system where producers gave their financial information directly to county employees."
The consent form authorizes IRS to verify for FSA whether a payment recipient’s AGI meets the eligibility requirements for FSA programs. The form became a requirement for payment eligibility beginning with the 2009 crop year, however many program participants have not complied with this requirement.
These forms are available at all FSA County offices in Idaho and can be downloaded from www.fsa.usda.gov/ccc927 or www.fsa.usda.gov/ccc928 .
Producers should also realize that these consent forms are required for payments received from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as those received through FSA. Completed forms must be returned to the IRS.
For more information on AGI eligibility requirements or the AGI verification process, contact your local FSA office.
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