A forestry investment is a wonderful way to invest in the rural sector and improve your financial position:
Investments in rural land for forestry are considered 'business real assets' and can be purchased within a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF), making them eligible for all the super tax concessions, including reduced tax rates between 0% and 15%. You can even borrow within your SMSF.
Forestry or tree farming is considered primary production (in compliance with the ATO’s non-commercial loss-deductibility tests). Forestry-related expenses will achieve an up front 100% tax deduction.
As of July 1st 2015, farm businesses are now eligible for immediate total deductions for any spending on fencing or water infrastructure.