Time is running out for producers to submit the Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) verification consent form (CCC-927 or CCC-928) to the IRS in order to maintain eligibility for 2009 and 2010 program benefits received.
"Producers who fail to file these forms before September 2011 will receive a notice from the National Office stating that the producer must file the necessary documents within 30 days of the date of the letter or will be ineligible for 2009 and/or 2010 payments," said Matthew Peplinski, Marathon County Executive Director. “The producer will be responsible for fully refunding all payments received under programs subject to AGI limitations."
The consent form authorizes IRS to verify for Farm Service Agency (FSA) whether a payment recipient’s AGI meets the eligibility requirements for FSA programs. The form became a requirement for payment eligibility beginning with the 2009 crop year, however many program participants have not yet submitted this form to maintain eligibility for 2009 and 2010 program benefits.
IRS requires written consent from all individuals or legal entities before verification of the average AGI can be provided to USDA. Individuals must submit form CCC-927 and legal entities must submit form CCC-928. Without these forms on file, eligible producers will not remain eligible for USDA program payments.
These consent forms are required for payments received from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as those received through FSA. Completed forms must be returned directly to the IRS.
For more information on AGI eligibility requirements or the AGI verification process, contact the Marathon County FSA office at 715-848-2330.