1.1.P.390 Primary production (assets, liabilities)


These definitions are to be used when assessing the assets of a primary producer.

Act reference: SSAct section 11(1)-'primary production'

Definition: primary production asset

A 'primary production asset' is any asset that is used to carry on the primary production business. It includes:

  • land, AND

    • Exception: Under the private land use test (, the principal home and adjacent land of up to 2 hectares is excluded. Under the extended land use test (, age pensioners and CP recipients of age pension age may exempt the land in excess of 2 hectares adjacent to their principal home that is under the same title document, provided they are making effective use of the land.
  • machinery, AND
  • plant or equipment, AND
  • stock.

Act reference: SSAct section 11A(1) Principal home

Definition: primary production liability

A 'primary production liability' is a liability gained specifically for funding or sustaining the primary production business.

Act reference: SSAct section 11(1)-'primary production'

Policy reference: SS Guide 4.6 Assets, 4.7.4 Assessing the Income & Assets from Primary Production

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