Taxation

Overview

Modern farming businesses face a number of unique challenges, and navigate through a number of unique tax situations. From selling crops or livestock to passing the farm down to the next generation, almost every decision made by farmers has some type of tax implication. Farmers pay taxes to all three levels of government (municipal, provincial and federal) and the tax policies that government enacts has implications for farmers. OFA continues to work with all three levels of government, to ensure the government enacts tax policy that recognizes the unique needs of farmers. The following links will guide you through the major tax policies impacting Ontario farmers, and the changes that OFA continues to advocate for.    

Sub Issues

OFA Fact Sheets

Piecing Together the Farmland Tax Puzzle - Information for Beginning Farmers
(February 24, 2017)

Farm Property Assessment Notice Information
(September 20, 2016)

Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program Process
(June 2, 2016)


Submissions & Correspondence

OFA letter regarding Tax Planning Using Private Corporations
(September 29, 2017)

OFA comments to CRA on Meaning of Farming
(February 6, 2017)

OFA Pre-budget Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
(January 22, 2016)

Pre-budget Brief Letter to Minister of Finance
(January 27, 2014)

Pre-budget Submission to Standing Committee on Finance
(January 16, 2014)


Additional Information

Mark Wales, OFA Director interview on Business News Network regarding proposed federal tax changes
(September 5, 2017)

Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness Letter to Minister Morneau
(August 31, 2017)

Opportunity for OFA members to engage with MPAC
(March 17, 2016)

Supporting Agricultural Growth in your Municipality
(March 9, 2016)

Farm Business Advisory Services Survey Results
(March 4, 2016)


News

Land Transfer Tax Change-OFA Commentary #1904
(May 5, 2004 - Taxation)

Setting an agenda for farming and food in Ontario
(April 26, 2013 - Farm Animal Care, Rural Economic Development, Nutrient Management, Agri-Food Research, Energy, Taxation, Drainage)

Use constituency week to make your case for ag sector growth
(November 8, 2013 - Energy, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Source Water Protection Framework and Assessment Tool )

Pursuing farm property tax fairness
(January 24, 2014 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

Fix the farm property tax system in Ontario
(May 30, 2014 - Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

OFA committed to working with new provincial cabinet
(June 24, 2014 - Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Energy, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Agri-Skills Training)

OFA asks candidates to “Believe in Growing Ontario” with agriculture
(May 9, 2014 - Energy, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities , Agri-Skills Training)

OFA: Three things we want to see in the provincial budget
(January 22, 2016 - Water, Land Use Policy & Farmland Preservation, Municipal Government, Rural Economic Development, Nutrient Management, Farm Property, Health Care, Farm Labour & Safety, Farm Finance, Taxation, Farm Income, Transportation, Open for Business , Local Food, Natural Gas Infrastructure, Food Literacy, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

How to read your 2016 farm property assessment
(October 14, 2016 - Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

Higher farmland property values risk skewing tax share
(November 10, 2016 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

OFA addressing skewed farm tax ratio with municipalities
(February 24, 2017 - Municipal Government, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Provincial Funding Transfers to Municipalities )

Act now – tell MPs that farmers won’t stand for proposed tax changes
(September 14, 2017 - Taxation)

Proposed changes to federal taxation bad news for farm corporations
(August 24, 2017 - Taxation)

The farm property tax conundrum
(November 2, 2017 - Farm Property, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation)

Province’s fall economic statement brings mixed bag for agriculture
(November 16, 2017 - Rural Economic Development, Taxation, Property Assessment and Taxation, Minimum Wage)

Federal government responds to pressure on tax changes
(October 20, 2017 - Taxation)


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