Farm Business Registration
If your farm business in Ontario declares a gross income of $7,000 or more, you are required to register annually.
By registering, you may qualify to pay 25% of the municipal residential tax rate on your agricultural land, as well as obtaining a membership in an accredited farm organization (AFO). If you do not want an AFO membership you may, after paying the registration fee, ask for a refund from the AFO by May 30 of the current program year.
As well, you may apply for an exemption from Farm Business Registration on religious grounds.