Donation tax credit for farmers

As a farmer in Ontario, British Columbia, or Nova Scotia, if you donated agricultural products to a provincial community food program, you might be able to claim the non-refundable donation tax credit for farmers. This credit is worth 25% of the value of your donated products and can be claimed in addition to the charitable donation tax credit.

To be eligible for this tax credit, you or your spouse must have donated the following agricultural products to a registered charity (such as a food bank, or, in the case of British Columbia and Ontario, to an organization that provides meals or snacks to students in a qualifying school):

  • Fruits, vegetables, mushrooms
  • Meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products
  • Grains, pulses, herbs
  • Honey, maple syrup
  • Nuts, or anything else that is grown, raised, or harvested on a farm

Processed products such as pies, sausages, beef jerky, pickles, and preserves are not eligible for this tax credit.

Click on the links below for more information on each province’s tax credit for farmers: