Being a primary producer also allows special tax concessions.
A primary producer is an individual, partnership, trust or company operating a primary production business. You are a primary producer if you operate a business of:
- Plant or animal cultivation
- Fishing or pearling
- Tree farming or felling
You will need to consider the various indicators before you decide if your activity is a business of primary production. If you are the beneficiary of a primary production trust that has made a loss, you may be in a business of primary production.
To use the special concessions for primary producers, you must meet our definition of running a business of primary production, which considers the size or scale of your business and its profitability.
There are special tax rules that may apply to your primary production income and you can contact us for more information.