Steve Maurer, state executive director of the Ohio Farm Service Agency reminds Ohio producers who have not contacted their local FSA Office about DCP or ACRE enrollment to do so before the sign-up deadline ends. "It is important producers contact their local FSA office to set up appointments well before the June 1, 2010, deadline," says Maurer.
All signatures of producers receiving a share in DCP/ACRE payments are required by the June 1, 2010, deadline. USDA may accept late-filed applications through Sept. 30.
For more information about the DCP/ACRE programs please visit your local FSA office.
Maurer also reminds producers they have until June 1 to complete and mail the required forms to Internal Revenue Service for the 2011 adjusted gross income compliance requirements. USDA has a Memorandum of Understanding with the IRS to exchange information for average AGI compliance and verification with the AGI provisions for farm programs.
The average AGI verification and data comparison processes begin with participants providing consent to IRS for the use and disclosure of tax information to FSA for AGI compliance purposes. By completing the CCC-927 (Individual) and/or CCC-928 (Legal Entity) forms, it authorizes CCC/FSA to share program participant information with IRS. This also allows IRS to use and disclose certain tax information to CCC/FSA for AGI compliance verification purposes.
To safeguard privacy of all program participants and confidentiality of the information, program participants are required to:
• complete CCC-927 and/or CCC-928
• mail the completed forms:
• directly to IRS at the address specified on the forms
• within 120 calendar days of the signature date
• to the IRS no later than June 1, 2011.
Completed CCC-927's and CCC-928's will not to be accepted or retained in any FSA office.
Producers who fail to respond to written notices of AGI non-compliance or determined non-compliant will be notified of the requirement to refund the applicable payments.
Copies of the CCC-927, CCC-928 forms are available at their local FSA office. Participants can also visit the Ohio FSA State website and download the forms at: www.fsa.usda.gov/oh under the "I Want To" section. The AGI factsheet is available on at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/irsmou10.pdf.