AgriInvest: Fact Sheet

Participating in AgriInvest

AgriInvest helps you manage small income declines, and provides support for investments to mitigate risk or improve market income. Your AgriInvest account builds as you make annual deposits based on a percentage of your Allowable Net Sales (ANS) and receive matching contributions from federal, provincial and territorial governments. You can withdraw funds from your AgriInvest account at any time.

Participating in AgriInvest in Four Easy Steps:

Step 1: Complete and submit an AgriInvest form by the deadline

You must submit your AgriInvest form by the established deadline. If you miss the deadline, you can still submit the form for up to three months past the deadline. However, your maximum matchable deposit will be reduced by 5% for each month (or part of a month) that your application was submitted late.

Step 2: Receive your AgriInvest Deposit Notice

Once your application is processed you will receive an AgriInvest Deposit Notice showing the maximum amount you are entitled to deposit.

Step 3: Make your AgriInvest deposit

You must make your deposit to your AgriInvest account held at your financial institution by the deadline date indicated on your AgriInvest Deposit Notice to receive matching government contributions.

Note: If you are a first time participant in AgriInvest or you participated in a previous year but did not open an AgriInvest account at a participating financial institution you will be sent an Account Initiation Form along with your AgriInvest Deposit Notice. Complete and sign the Account Initiation Form and present it to a participating financial institution to open your AgriInvest account. Your financial institution will notify the Administration once you have opened an account.

Step 4: Withdraw your AgriInvest funds when you need it most

You can withdraw your AgriInvest funds at any time.

2013 AgriInvest

1. Complete and submit a 2013 AgriInvest form by the deadline

Apply using the correct AgriInvest form. For information on the correct form to submit, see the chart at the bottom of the page. The deadline to submit your AgriInvest application is September 30, 2014. If you miss the September 30 deadline, you can still submit your application until December 31, 2014. However, your maximum matchable deposit will be reduced by 5% for each month (or part of the month) that your application was submitted late.

2. Receive your AgriInvest Deposit Notice

Once your application is processed you will receive a 2013 AgriInvest Deposit Notice showing the maximum amount you are entitled to deposit.

3. Make your AgriInvest deposit

Starting with the 2013 program year, you can deposit up to 100% of your Allowable Net Sales annually, with the first 1% matched by governments. The limit on matching government contributions is $15,000 per year.

You can only make one deposit per Deposit Notice. If you deposit less than your maximum matchable deposit amount, you will not have an opportunity to make the rest of the deposit and receive matching government contributions at a later date.

4. Withdraw your AgriInvest funds

You can withdraw funds from your AgriInvest account at any time.

Completing your 2013 AgriInvest Application

For individual producers, the AgriInvest application is harmonized with the AgriStability and income tax form. For corporations, the application is harmonized with the AgriStability application. Complete and submit an AgriInvest application as outlined on the chart at the bottom of the page.

Adjustments and Appeals

Adjustments

You can request an adjustment to the information used in calculating your ANS for the program year by completing and submitting an adjustment request form to the Administration. For information on the correct adjustment form to submit, see the chart at the bottom of the page.

Any adjustments to your 2013 AgriInvest information affecting your taxable income must have been filed with the Canada Revenue Agency and are subject to verification and/or audit. Adjustments you submit may also affect other government programs in which you participate. All adjustments received by the Administration will be processed to ensure the correct ANS is used in the calculation of the maximum account balance. However, the impact of an adjustment on matchable deposits depends on when the adjustment is submitted.

Adjustments received up to 18 months from the date of the original Deposit Notice: All adjustments made during this time period must increase your matchable deposit by $75.00 or more in order for you to be eligible to make an additional deposit and receive matching government contributions.

Any additional deposits resulting from an adjustment must be made within 90 days of notification. Any subsequent adjustments related to that adjustment must be made within 90 days of notification or within 18 months of the original Deposit Notice, whichever is later.

Adjustments received after 18 months from the date of the original 2013 Deposit Notice: You will not be eligible to make an additional deposit nor receive matching government contributions for these adjustments.

If the adjustment results in a decrease to your maximum deposit of $75.00 or more, you will be required to repay the amount that was overpaid. If the adjustment is not accepted, you have 90 days from the date of written notification to request an appeal.

Appeals

If you feel that program rules were not correctly applied in the processing of your application, you may request a review of the application by the Administration. If the Administration cannot resolve your concerns, your request may be referred to an Appeals Committee. The Appeals Committee will review the appeals in accordance with procedures established by the Administration, and the agreements governing the program. For more information about appeals and appeal deadlines, see the AgriInvest Appeal Process fact sheet.

For More Information

Please call the AgriInvest Administration toll-free at 1-866-367-8506.

AgriInvest Application and Adjustment Forms

Participant TypeProvinceFormSend Form ToAdjustment Request FormSend Adjustment Request Form To
* Your provincial AgriStability Administration will forward the information to the AgriInvest Administration.

** An AgriInvest adjustment request form is not available for corporations/cooperatives and special individuals in AB, SK, ON and PEI. Please submit a letter with your adjustment request to the AgriInvest Administration.
Individual BCMB, NB, NL, NS and the YK T1273 Statement A - AgriStability and AgriInvest Programs Information and Statement of Farming Activities for Individuals

Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre
PO Box 14001 STN Main
Winnipeg MB 
R3C 3M3

T1275 - AgriStability and AgriInvest Additional Information and Adjustment Request Form

AgriInvest Administration  
PO Box 3200
Winnipeg MB 
R3C 5R7

Toll-Free Fax: 
1-877-949-4885

AB, SK, ON, PEI T1163 Statement A - AgriStability and AgriInvest Programs Information and Statement of Farming Activities for Individuals

RC322 - AgriInvest Adjustment Request
Corporation, Co-operative, Special Individual BC, MB, NB, NL, NS and the YK 2013 AgriStability and AgriInvest Statement A
Corporations/ Co-operatives and Special Individuals

Canada Revenue Agency Tax Centre

(Note: Status Indians farming on a reserve send the form directly to the AgriInvest Administration)

AgriStability and AgriInvest Additional Information and Adjustment Request Form
AB, SK, ON, PEI Apply through your provincial AgriStability Administration*

Contact your provincial AgriStability Administration at:

AB - Agricultural Financial Services Corp (AFSC)
1-877-899-2372

SK - Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp (SCIC)
1-866-270-8450

ON - Agricorp
1-888-247-4999

PEI - P.E.I Agricultural Insurance Corporation
1-855-251-9695

Submit your request in writing along with any supporting documentation**