OFA acknowledges that a strong business case can be made for the transfer of the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program delivery from OMAFRA to Agricorp. OFA supports the proposed regulatory amendments to enable a multi-year start-up farmer exemption and the consistent treatment of tree sap processing. OFA encourages further regulatory amendments to: declare the appropriate use and disclosure of program information; make beneficial farmland owners eligible; exempt Canadian farmers starting Ontario farming activities from the Farm Business Registration Number (FBRN) requirement; and enable administrator-issued certificates as an FBRN alternative.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA submission regarding proposed regulatory changes to the Farm Property Class Tax Rate Program under the Assessment Act
Updated: February 1, 2018