Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.                 Advocate for the Forest Owner



Services & Supplies Categories

Aerial Photographs, GIS, & Maps

Certified Public Accountants

Chemical Vegetation Management

Consulting Forester
Member ACF

Consulting Forester

Forestry Equipment, Portable Sawmills, & Tools

Hunting Gear, Guns, etc.

Insurance

Land For Sale

Nuisance Wildlife Control

Pond Management

Posted Signs

Real Estate Appraisals

Real Estate Loans

Timber Buyer

Timber Market Pricing Service

Timber Sale Assistance

Tree Planting Equipment & Services

Tree Seed For Sale

Tree Seedlings For Sale

Woodland Mulching

HOME EVENTS CALENDAR NEWS NEWS CONFERENCES LAND FOR SALE
  LEASE HUNTING LAND   JOIN HUNTING CLUB   SERVICES & SUPPLIES   MEMBER BENEFITS   CONTACT US   ABOUT US  
  VIDEO MEETINGS   INSURANCE   ARCHIVED NEWS   PAST CALENDAR  
 

CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!

OCTOBER 2021 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference will be recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.

CLICK HERE
to Listen to the
Conference.
This conference is in .mp3 format, which is compatible with most media and smart devices.

Hayes D. Brown   Alabama Forest Owners' Association

Hayes D. Brown

starting time: (00:00)

Moderator

Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news conference. Hayes' email address is hbrown@hayesbrown.com.

Click Here to View & Hear Prior News Conferences.

 

FORESTER

SEARCH

Capital Ideas - Live! is brought to you by Forester Search, a web resource developed by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.

Visit www.ForesterSearch.com

Garrett Watson

(00:52)
Hear Conference

Potential Changes to Step-Up in Basis: Is History Repeating Itself?

Garrett Watson is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Tax Foundation. The Biden Administration has been vocal about wanting to make major tax changes, including repealing the step-up in basis. Under current tax law, taxpayers pay taxes on capital gains when they sell an asset for a profit. The current law also allows taxpayers to maintain assets with unrealized capital gains and pass those along to heirs upon their death. When the second scenario occurs, the asset's tax basis is "stepped up" to the fair market value and the heir receiving the asset is not required to pay capital gains tax. That's precisely what President Biden is aiming to change: he wants capital gains tax to be paid regardless. In a recent article, Garrett examined the history of attempts made to change the step-up in basis and why it could prove to be a dangerous road. Garrett will enlighten us on that interesting history and explain how an attempt to change step-up in basis will greatly--and negatively--affect many forest owners.

Suggested Reading:

Phone: (202) 464-6200
Email: gwatson@taxfoundation.org

.

Jessica Little

(05:35)
Hear Conference

Why Are We Getting Illegal Fire District Bills?

Jessica Little is manager of the Ad Valorem Tax Department at Larson & McGowin. Larson & McGowin represent many timber landowners in Alabama who are receiving tax bills with fire district dues, despite the fact that legislation was passed to ban the collection of fire district fees in rural areas for forest fire control. State Senator Greg Albritton (R) of District #22 sponsored the legislation (Senate Bill 282) two years ago, yet several local property tax authorities are ignoring the law, despite the law specifically stating that "the authority and responsibility for the control and coordination of fire prevention, fire protection and fire fighting services on land treated as timber land for ad valorem tax purposes shall be under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Forestry Commission." Jessica will speak with us about her experience and the questions timber landowners should be asking.

Does your just-arrived property tax bill contain an amount for fire district dues?

Suggested Reading:

Phone: (251) 438-4581
Email: jlittle@larsonmcgowin.com

.

Corey Craig

(08:58)
Hear Conference

Updates in Vegetation Management

Corey Craig is the CEO of IVM Solutions and Co-Owner of IVM Forestry. An industry leader in chemical and mechanical vegetation management solutions, IVM Solutions utilizes the latest technology--including drones--to provide those much-needed services. Corey will join us to talk about the ever-changing technology how it can help landowners, and what it means to the industry.

Suggested Viewing:

Phone: (334) 877-1373
Email: corey@ivmsolutions.com

.

David Strickland

(11:26)
Hear Conference

Squirrel Hunting -- Good for the Future

David Strickland is a writer with Great Days Outdoors. While deer hunting has long eclipsed squirrel hunting as Alabama's most hunted game animal, squirrel hunting is a fun opportunity to get outside and offers a much longer season to enjoy it. The current squirrel season in Alabama begins September 11 and ends March 6. In the October issue of Great Days Outdoors, David's article "How to Hunt Squirrels" (page 8) shares helpful information about why squirrel hunting is not only fun, but is a great way to get children interested in being outdoors.

Suggested Reading:

Phone: (205) 826-2126
Email: sipsey001@aol.com

.