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My husband bought a tractor for $16500 to use on land we are harvesting pine trees. Can we write this expense off?

We still owe about $25,000 on this land. We purchased with indent of agricultural purposes, harvest pine trees then run cattle.
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My husband bought a tractor for $16500 to use on land we are harvesting pine trees. Can we write this expense off?

Timber sales are usually from an unmaintained forest and sold as capital gain income, not as earned income (schedule F) therefore schedule F expenses for timber sales may be a red flag to the IRS.

If you start operating a cattle ranch and have calf sales from cows or breeding stock sales, that would be entered on schedule F along with ordinary expenses used in a cattle ranch, this would include your tractor depreciation.

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