Anfinson Farm Store Awards $1,000 Bonuses and 5% Pay Raises Due to Tax Reform

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 5:33 PM PERMALINK

Anfinson Farm Store, a family business in Cushing, Iowa (population 223), has awarded $1,000 bonuses and raised wages 5% for all full-time employees as a result of tax reform. The good news was delivered to employees in person just after Christmas.

In an interview with Americans for Tax Reform, store owner John Anfinson said tax reform will boost “money that will be available for the business overall and I want to use it in the right places.”

Anfinson has helmed the store for about 45 years. His grandfather started the business as a general store in 1918, so they will soon celebrate 100 years of operation. His customers chiefly grow corn, soybeans, and alfalfa.

“For us, we have a small number of employees. I work every day shoulder to shoulder with everyone,” said Anfinson. “When you work every day with a group of people, you know them and their family and you appreciate everything they do. I value them and the interest they take in our customers. They are the most valuable asset in any business.”

Anfonsin Farm Store is now on the growing list of businesses across the country who have awarded bonuses, increased pay, increased capital investment or increased 401(k) matches due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. If you know of a company who has taken such action and they are not on the list, please email John Kartch at jkartch@atr.org

 

Photo Credit: Pictured: Anfinson Farm Store -- Cushing, Iowa

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