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Impacts of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 on Noncorporate Timber Income in the South

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The Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA'86) may reduce the timber-growing profitability of noncorporate landowners in the South. Effects vary by site index, length of rotation, market area, and tax provision. The long-run timber supply will be adversely affected by TRA'86. Short-run effects were not determined. Many producers will continue tree production with reduced profitability after TRA'86 because no better use for timber producing assets exists. Additional production and marketing efficiencies will be squeezed into tree production at the margin because of TRA'86. Some marginal producers, unable to become more efficient, may exit the industry. South. J. Appl. For. 15(3):113-117.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Extension Forest Resources Department, Cooperative Extension Service, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602

Publication date: 1991-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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