USDA reminds producers to file IRS adjusted gross income consent forms

Published 5:32 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that to receive USDA program payments, each recipient must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) verification consent form on file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The consent form authorizes the IRS to verify a recipient’s AGI eligibility requirements for USDA programs. The form became a requirement for payment eligibility beginning with the 2009 crop year. However, FSA officials said many program participants have not complied with this requirement.

Nationwide, FSA is missing the required consent forms from some producers for 2009 and 2010. To avoid an interruption of payments, producers need to check their business records and submit these forms to the IRS immediately.

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IRS requires written consent from all individuals or legal entities before AGI verification can be provided to USDA. Individuals must submit form CCC-927.  Legal entities must submit form CCC-928. Without these forms on file, producers will not receive USDA program payments.

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 the Henderson-Polk-Transylvania County FSA office at 828-693-1406, ext. 2.

– article submitted by Kelly Springs