Council Bluffs Elementary School Supply List

I took the back to school list for Council Bluffs Elementary, and turned it into a spreadsheet that can make a shopping list for those with more than one child in school. Enter the number of children in each grade in Column A of the School List tab and get a list of items to buy and total quantities in the Shopping List tab.

Link to supply list from Council Bluffs Schools

Download the Spreadsheet from Google Docs

Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credit Calculator

I created a couple worksheets in Google Docs to help calculate a comparison of the Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credit on a crop share basis and a cash rent basis. I wanted to share this worksheet to help others evaluate their options and make better decisions.

The main conclusion I’m seeing is that the amount of credit per acre is significantly higher with a crop share agreement than a cash rent agreement. A 50/50 crop share with a 163 yield and corn priced at $4.39 can generate about $50/acre in credit. However, cash rent of $300/acre will only generate a credit of $15/acre. Even cash rent at $500/acre will only yield a $25/acre credit.

Click Here for the worksheet (Go to File > Download As > .xlsx if you want to edit it in Microsoft Excel)

Or use the link below if you want to access it from the Google Docs Template gallery. This template link doesn’t seem to be working right in Internet Explorer. Just use the link above if you are having issues viewing this link in Internet Explorer.

MACRS HY Depreciation Schedule

Just to show how big of a dork I am, I wanted to share a spreadsheet that I made in Excel originally, then realized it was simple enough to even be used as a Google Document. It’s set up to put in the asset information you have, then figure the MACRS depreciation based on the half-year convention. The depreciation schedule is on the first tab and the MACRS table it refers to is on the second tab.

MACRS Half Year Convention Depreciation Schedule