The Department of Finance has published a report on the tax treatment of solar panels on farmland. The Finance Bill 2018 includes provisions to allow the leasing of agricultural land for the use of solar panels to be treated as a qualifying agricultural activity for the purposes of CAT and CGT reliefs.

The report outlines the issues considered by the working group formed following Finance Act 2016 to consider the tax treatment of the installation of solar panels on farmland. The working group comprised of officials from the Department of Finance, Revenue, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.  Click here to read the report.


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