Andy Biebl

DTN Tax Columnist
Andy Biebl

Andy Biebl is a well-known agricultural tax authority, CPA and principal in CliftonLarsonAllen.


Biebl teaches ag taxation to practitioners in about two dozen states annually and authors a number of technical guidebooks for CPAs and others on ag taxation with his business partner and co-author Bob Ranweiler.


He writes a regular tax column for the Progressive Farmer magazine and a bi-monthly tax column for DTN readers. Biebl resides in New Ulm, MN.

More From This Author

  • Congress has provided several special rules for farm taxation. But in some locales within the IRS, there is a pattern of attacking those privileges. (Photo by Ray Tsang, CC BY-SA 2.0)


    Generally, the IRS adheres to the law in its enforcement activities. The exception seems to be ag taxation.

  • Most tax advisers like to see their clients hold real estate in business or investment use for at least two years before conducting a Sec. 1031 like-kind exchange. (Progressive Farmer photo by David L. Hansen)

    Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl

    Readers ask DTN's in-house CPA about like-kind property exchanges, whether employee housing is tax-free and the tax implications of passing an LLC to children and grandchildren.

  • A pivot system falls into the seven-year farm machinery and equipment category for depreciation purposes. (Progressive Farmer photo by Rick Heard)

    Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl

    Readers ask DTN's in-house CPA whether a new center-pivot irrigation system qualifies for the $500,000 Sec. 179 deduction and whether an employee medical reimbursement plan qualifies under the Affordable Care Act.