Farm Assessment Consultancy
January 6, 2023
FARM ASSESSMENT CONSULTANCY STATES LEADING REASON FOR FARM STATUS DENIAL BY BC ASSESSMENT IS INCORRECT INFORMATION
Getting farm status in BC can prove more complex than most people think.
However, the best way to ensure it is approved is to seek the help of someone with experience.
British Columbia – Many farm owners will be learning in the next few days that BC Assessment denied their farm status application. According to Farm Assessment Consultancy, one of the leading reasons for a denial is that property owners completed the farm application incorrectly. Also, insufficient farming activity can lead to rejection. Not only is it a huge waste of time when the application is denied, but it can also be a source of frustration for the farm owner.
According to Farm Assessment Consultancy, getting farm status in British Columbia requires a property to meet specific criteria determined by the Farm Regulation (BC Reg. 411/95). Some of the main criteria that farm operations must meet to qualify for farm status include the following:
– Only specific land uses are eligible for farm classification. The land uses that fit the criteria as “qualifying agricultural uses,” such as growing crops, raising livestock, or forage production.
– According to the Farm Class Regulation, producing farms must achieve minimum gross income standards, which change depending on the size of the farm operation.
– A reasonable level of farm activity must occur on a leased parcel for farm classification to be approved.
Suppose a property meets these and other criteria. In that case, it may be eligible for farm status and taxed at a lower rate than non-farm properties. However, approval is easier said than done because farm properties need to meet all of the Farm Regulation requirements.
Readers can find out how Farm Assessment Consultancy helps with getting farm status approved by visiting farmassessment.com.
“The process is mind-numbing, and quite frankly, there is a lot of precious time wasted going back and forth. Fortunately, my experience can help you save a great deal of time and effort, not to mention having an exponentially higher probability of getting approved.” Said Aubrey Grace, a former BC Assessment Farm Appraiser, and owner of Farm Assessment Consultancy.
About Farm Assessment Consultancy
Aubrey Grace established Farm Assessment Consultancy to assist farmers in obtaining and maintaining farm status on their property. Aubrey Grace uses their 22 years of experience to assist property owners in securing farm status in British Columbia.