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The Saskatchewan Value-added Agriculture Incentive (SVAI) is a non-transferable 15 per cent tax rebate on capital expenditures valued at $10 million or more for newly constructed or expanded value-added agriculture facilities in Saskatchewan.
Companies apply the benefit against corporate income tax (CIT) paid and are able to claim the benefit over a three- to 10-year period once the new or expanded facility is brought into operation.
Value-added agriculture is defined as:The physical transformation or upgrading of any raw/primary agricultural product(s) or any agricultural byproduct or waste into a new or upgraded product. This definition excludes facilities solely dedicated to cleaning, bagging, handling and/or storing of primary products.
The SVAI is administered by the Ministry of Trade and Export Development.
The SVAI makes one of the world’s top value-added agricultural investment environments even more attractive.
Upon the commissioning of a new or expanded facility, companies apply the benefit against CIT paid and are able to claim the benefit over a three- to 10-year period. Redemption of the benefits is limited to 20 per cent in year one after the facility enters operation, 30 per cent in year two, and 50 per cent in year three, following the taxation year in which a Certificate of Eligibility is issued. Remaining amounts can be carried forward for up to 10 years.
In addition to reducing the tax paid based on 15 per cent of qualifying capital expenditures, eligible applicants will be entitled to claim any other eligible tax incentive or grant Saskatchewan may offer without impacting SVAI eligibility or impairing the ability to claim the SVAI tax credit.
The program is effective as of September 1, 2017, to accommodate projects that have been recently initiated.
A claim form will need to be submitted for each year that the rebate is claimed.
For more information about the program, see SVAI Program Overview and Application Instructions, or contact the Ministry of Trade and Export Development at email@example.com.
For information on the SVAI Claim Form, contact the Ministry of Finance at:
Phone: 1-800-667-6102 or 306-787-6645
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