The Bas-Saint-Laurent region is a 300-kilometre stretch of land between La Pocatière and Les Méchins with a total surface area of approximately 22,000 square kilometres. With the St. Lawrence River to the north and New Brunswick and Maine to the south, our region is noted for its diversified agriculture and agri-food sector offering a wide range of products that are a source of pride for our farmers.
Agriculture and forestry are significant contributors to the regional economy in Bas-Saint-Laurent. They represent the lifeblood of many municipalities. This is why it is so important to work together to ensure these sectors flourish and grow.
The farming world — our passion
At SCF Bas-Saint-Laurent Inc., our mission is to provide professional accounting and tax services for the region’s farm and forestry producers. Our team of professionals—which includes tax experts, accountants, agricultural economists, and technicians—is here to guide you through the different stages of your business.
With offices in Rimouski, Saint-Antonin, and La Pocatière, SCF provides customized services close to home. Think of us as business partners standing by to guide you in your undertakings. We’re here to help take your business where you want it to go.
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The Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) was favourable in its reaction to the Sustainable Agriculture Plan (PAD), which was unveiled today by André Lamontagne, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
To support farm businesses through the pandemic, La Financière agricole du Québec will be issuing its investment grant payments early for the second time this year.
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SFC Conseils professionals and partners specialize in agriculture and are intimately aware of the issues affecting the industry. This makes them more effective and better positioned to meet farmers’ needs.
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Because SFC Conseils professionals and partners specialize in agriculture and know the industry inside out, they work more efficiently on their cases. The time saved is reflected in our clients’ bills.
Certain provisions in the federal Income Tax Act and Quebec’s Taxation Act allow a person who has used farm assets in the course of operating a farm business to transfer them to a child or even a grandchild, tax-free. Highly specific conditions do apply, however.
Exemptions are possible for capital gain arising from the sale of land used for a farm business. However, very strict conditions apply. For example, renting land to a farmer does not make it an eligible asset. Also, if the income derived from the agricultural operation is too low, the gain from the sale of land may be taxable.
For tax purposes, the revenue of a farm business can be calculated on a cash basis. In this calculation, the revenue generated during the fiscal year is added and the expenses paid that same year are subtracted. This means that if a farmer purchases inputs at the end of the current year but plans to use them next year, the farmer could still subtract that expense in the current year, which would reduce the taxable income accordingly.
The Agri programs were developed to allow farmers to manage the risks that come with income fluctuations. For example, AgriInvest is an individual program based on savings. A farm business can make an annual deposit into an account and in turn receive matching government contributions (up to $10,000).