Timber and Taxes Workshop

Date:  January 11, 2018  
Time:  05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location: Bungalow Inn, 1100 28th Street, Manistee, MI 49660

This 2-hour workshop, presented by Susan Metcalfe of Metcalfe Forestry LLC & Burns Timber Tax Service, is designed for forest land owners, foresters, loggers and tax preparers.  If you have bought or sold timber within the past 3 years, or plan to harvest timber, then this is a must-attend event.  The workshop will cover a range of topics involving your potential taxes on the money earned the buying or selling of timber, how to keep more $$ in your pocket and pay less in tax.  It will also cover common myths in the forestry and accounting communities, and explain the capital gains treatment of the purchase and sale of timber.  Included will be a discussion about the Michigan Commercial Forest Act and the Qualified Forest Program, two property tax programs that provide substantial tax benefits to landowners practicing wise forest management.  

There is no cost for attending this workshop.  Coffee, soda, water, and appetizers are provided free of charge.
  A suggested minimum donation of $5/person is requested at the door to help cover the speaker fee, appetizers, and coffee/soda/water.  
Dinner and/or alcoholic drinks are the responsibility of the attendee.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3RD, 2018.  For more information or to register, contact Josh Shields, Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester with the Manistee and Mason-Lake Conservation Districts, at 231-889-9666 or joshua.shields@macd.org