Re: Starting up in British Columbia, business number? taxes? claiming expenses?
I may be wrong but don't believe you need a GST..business..number unless you are receipting $40,000 a year or more.
Farm status is based on the land. It assesses the property value at a lower rate. The land owner applies and runs the farm. We certainly have no benefits on gas,electricity,water but you can get blue gas. However there are significant fined if you use a blue gas vehicle for anything other than direct farm work...no picking up kids, no personal shopping,no vacations etc...just point to point farm work.
For farm status you also need have sales in your first year...the amount depends on the acreage of the farm.
With farm status you can tight off expenses against sales...no problem with a loss but you must have gross sales.
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06