Wisconsin Farm Support Program

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The application period for the Farm Support Program ended June 29.

  1. What is the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  2. How many farms are expected to be eligible?

  3. Will the entire $50 million be distributed at one time?

  4. When can I apply?

  5. How do I apply?

  6. Can someone else apply on my behalf?

  7. When and how will I receive the money?

  8. How will you determine who gets funds from the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  9. Will my payment be intercepted to pay delinquent taxes or other debts?

  10. Are payments from the Wisconsin Farm Support Program considered taxable income?

  11. Who can apply for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  12. My farm business is a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Can LLC's apply for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  13. How long will the application take to complete?

  14. What counts as "gross income from farming" for purposes of qualifying for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  15. What if I have not filed my 2019 tax return?

  16. I file my taxes on a fiscal-year that begins April 1, 2018​​​​ and ends March 31, 2019. I have not yet filed my tax return for tax year ending March 31, 2020. What amount of gross farm income do I report on the Farm Support Program application?

  17. My husband and I own and operate a farm business together which we elect to treat as a qualified joint venture under sec. 761(f) of the IRC. We each file a separate Schedule F, reporting our respective share of income and expense from the farm business with our jointly-filed individual income tax return. How do we complete the Wisconsin Farm Support Program application?

  18. My husband and I each own and operate separate farm businesses and file two separate Schedules F. Can we each qualify separately for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  19. What method is used to value the real and tangible personal property owned or rented by a farming business?

  20. Should the amount of labor costs and property of a disregarded entity be included in the parent owner's amount of labor costs and property?

  21. May a landowner who rents out their farm qualify for the Wisconsin Farm Support Program?

  22. How will I know if my application is approved or denied?

  23. If my application is denied, do I resubmit my application?

  24. Will I receive more funds if I apply earlier?

  25. Will the amount of my direct payment be released to the public?

  26. Why can’t farmers with less than $35,000 in gross farm income apply?

  27. What if I have questions?


June 30, 2020