The following is for general illustration and information purposes only and is not intended to provide legal advice. It does not replace professional advice with a tax specialist. Remember that tax laws and qualifications for programs may be limited in time or change. It is strongly recommended that you contact a tax specialist for up-to-date advice specific to your agreement. The released, who wanted autonomy and independence, refused to sign contracts requiring gang work, and sharecropping proved to be a compromise. The landowners divided the plantations into 20 to 50 hectares of plots suitable for farming in a single family. In exchange for the use of land, a shack and stock, the Sharecroppers agreed to procure a cash crop and give a portion, normally 50 percent, of the crop to their owner. . . .