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Farm land would not be passive income if the tax payer is actively working the land.

If the property owner is renting out the farm land, then the income would be passive income.

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Customer reply replied 25 days ago
Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 14 days ago
what about ordinary income from a k-1 (partnership) from farm activity? would this also be passive?

Ordinary income would not be passive income from a partnership

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Customer reply replied 14 days ago
even if they do not participate?

If one of the partners participated, then both of tax payers are active participants. --If neither partners participated then the renting out the farm land is passive income.

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Customer reply replied 14 days ago
this is not farm rental on this question. it is listed in box 1 of K-1 from a partnership farm activity

I go back to my original statement

"Farm land would not be passive income if the tax payer is actively working the land.

If the property owner is renting out the farm land, then the income would be passive income."

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Also, these are the instructions for the K-1 form 1065

Ordinary business income (loss). Determine whether the income (loss) is passive or nonpassive and enter on your return as follows. Passive loss Report on See the Partner’s Instructions Passive income Schedule E, line 28, column (g) Nonpassive loss See the Partner's Instructions Nonpassive income Schedule E, line 28, column (j)

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Customer reply replied 14 days ago
Thank you. Partner participates in farming activity. All partners are involved in decision making, purchasing, selling, improvements, etc so I can see this activity would be considered "non-passive". Sorry for any confusion on my questions.
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