More about Paul Neiffer

  • Paul Neiffer
  • Principal
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Yakima, Washington
  • 509-823-2920

Paul Neiffer is a certified public accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and succession planning for farmers and agribusiness processors. Paul is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen in Yakima, Washington, as well as a regular speaker at national conferences and contributor at Raised on a farm in central Washington, he has been immersed in the ag industry his entire life, including the last 30 years professionally. In fact, Paul drives a combine each summer for his cousins and that is what he considers a vacation.

Articles by Paul Neiffer:

  • Farmers are Blogging

    I have enjoyed doing my blog for about a year now and have now started to see some farmers using a blog to communicate with their landlords, neighbors, bankers and others that might be interested. Reading the latest issue of Successful Farming, I noted an article on the Martin Family Farms in Logan County, Illinois.   The title […]


  • Some Steps to a Farm Transition

    Having just recently returned from my taping for the Legacy Project on farm succession planning, I will be trying to do several posts over the next few weeks on this very important subject. Elizabeth Williams from the DTN/Progressive Farmer had a very good post on the five steps needed for the farm transition.  The article […]


  • When no Estate Tax is a Bad Thing – Part Two

    I received two excellent comments on my post from Monday of this week regarding the cost to some farm families of not having an estate tax for this year.  The comments had additional information which is all applicable for this year.  The main intent of my post was to let farm families know that without […]


  • My First TV Appearance

    Just wanted to give all of my readers a heads up that I will be appearing on the Leave a Legacy TV show this Thursday morning (the 25th).  It will generally take the place of AgDay and you may want to check your local listings for time.  You will also be able to view it […]


  • When No Estate Tax is a Bad Thing

    Most farmers are assuming that since there is no estate tax for 2010, that this must be a good thing for all taxpayers.  The reality is that many farmers may end up paying more in taxes than under the law in effect for 2009.  This is due to the fact that carryover basis will no […]


  • Farmland Values Are Up in Kansas City Region

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City puts out a quarterly review of credit conditions in their region.  This region covers Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and most of the Mountain States.  I try to give you a recap when it comes out since the information is both timely and interesting. The most recent report for […]


  • Minimize Your Fixed Cost Amortization to Maximize Your Profits

    To maximize your profit for your farm, it is very important to determine what your annual fixed costs are and determine if you are maximizing your amortization of these costs on your farm.  Fixed costs are those costs that do not materially change with production increases and decreases.    Some examples of fixed costs are: […]


  • Make Family Meetings Civil Not a War

    As a CPA, I have been involved in many family meetings.  Sometimes, I act as an advisor to the participants.  At other times, I may actually be part of the family that is having the meeting. I remember having a client several years ago that had several children that were actively involved in the business […]


  • Gen X – Gen Y – How Are You Dealing With Them

    In a recent issue of Top Producer magazine, an article was written by Linda Smith about how agricultural managers are dealing with the Gen X and Gen Y generation. I know that being a parent of 4 Gen Y boys that you need to deal with them differently from people from my generation (the baby […]


  • Do You Have Your Rip Cord

     Our CPA firm deals with many newly formed businesses each year.  When two or more people get together to form a business, it is almost like a boyfriend and girlfriend getting together for the first time.  They are usually fairly giddy with excitement over the new venture and look forward to the business being there […]


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