Form 8931 (Rev. 12-2010)
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless
Purpose of Form
Use Form 8931 to claim the tax credit for qualified
agricultural chemicals security costs paid or incurred by
eligible agricultural businesses. All the costs must be paid or
incurred to protect specified agricultural chemicals at a
The credit is part of the general business credit. Your
deduction for otherwise deductible agricultural chemicals
security costs is reduced by the amount of the agricultural
chemicals security credit. The amount of the credit for any
taxpayer for any tax year cannot exceed $2 million.
If you have more than one facility, the costs are reported
in columns (a), (b), and (c) as needed.
Taxpayers (other than partnerships, S corporations,
estates, and trusts) whose only source of this credit is from
those pass-through entities are not required to complete or
file this form. Instead, report this credit directly on Form
3800, General Business Credit.
Who Can Claim the Credit
An eligible agricultural business that paid or incurred
qualified agricultural chemicals security costs after May 22,
2008, and before January 1, 2013, may claim the credit. This
includes an eligible individual, corporation, partnership, S
corporation, estate, or trust.
Eligible Agricultural Business
An eligible agricultural business is one that:
• Sells agricultural products, including specified agricultural
chemicals, at retail predominantly to farmers and ranchers;
• Manufactures, formulates, distributes, or aerially applies
specified agricultural chemicals.
Specified Agricultural Chemicals
A specified agricultural chemical is either of the following:
1. Fertilizer commonly used in agricultural operations that
is listed under any of the following.
a. Section 302(a)(2) of the Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.
b. Section 101 of part 172 of title 49, Code of Federal
c. Part 126, 127, or 154 of title 33, Code of Federal
2. Any pesticide (as defined in section 2(u) of the Federal
Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act), including all
active and inert ingredients, that are customarily used on
crops grown for food, feed, or fiber.
Member of a Controlled Group or Business Under
For purposes of figuring the credit, all members of a
controlled group of corporations (as defined in section 41(f)
(5)) and all members of a group of businesses under
common control (as defined in Regulations section 1.52-1 (b)
through (g)), are treated as a single taxpayer. As a member,
figure your credit using only your proportionate share of the
$100,000 facility limit and the $2 million annual limit on the
group’s credit on lines 4 and 5. Attach a statement showing
how your share of the amounts on these lines was figured,
and write “See attached” next to the entry spaces for lines 4
Enter only costs (as described on each line) to the extent
they were paid or incurred during the tax year after May 22,
2008, and before January 1, 2013, to protect specified
If you have more than three facilities, complete and attach
as many Forms 8931 as you need. Also, attach an additional
Form 8931 showing the total for all the facilities and enter
“Total for all facilities” at the top of the form.
Enter the total credit for all facilities.
Allocate the credit on line 8 between the estate or trust and
the beneficiaries in the same proportion as income was
allocated and enter the beneficiaries’ share on line 9.
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