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We help landowners uncover tax deductions for cropland, ranchland, and timberland.

Through Legacy Nutrient Deductions™, our advanced tax services and scientific reporting helps maximize income tax deductions for ag land.

If you purchased or inherited farmland with the last 15 years, you may qualify for tax deductions based on nutrients found on your farm or ranch. 

$1,700/acre average savings

How is this posible? Owners of agricultural properties tend to be deeply experienced with capturing accelerated deductions on capital items such as fencing, irrigation, and structures to improve the tax efficiency of their holdings. However, very few are aware that they can capture soil fertility-related deductions as well.

This allows for an overlooked farm tax deduction that is determined according to the levels of excess fertility in your recently acquired soil. Savings related to recently acquired farmland can be substantial.

Watch the video to hear Dave, a farmer in Iowa, tell his story.

Understanding Legacy Nutrient Deductions™

Find out how landowners across the United States are are receiving an average of $1,700 per acres in tax savings. 

Read our recently featured article in The Land Report.

You will learn:
What Land Qualifies: Find out if your cropland, ranchland, or timberland qualifies.

How Legacy Nutrient Deductions™ Can Benefit You: Learn how to protect your income, speed up your land sale, gain an edge in buying, and invest your savings wisely.

Boa Safra’s 3 Step Process: Understand how we assess legacy nutrients, assign value to the nutrients, and then create a report that you can share with your financial advisor. 

Boa Safra serves a variety of clients and channel partners.

Federal tax code allows purchasers of agricultural land to depreciate the legacy value of fertilizer ingredients that are present in their soil at the time of acquisition in the same way as other capital items such as fencing, irrigation equipment, or structures. In order to capture these deductions, owners need to quantify the volume and value of legacy nutrients in their soils. Boa Safra specializes in both.

The Results Speak for Themselves​

"I have been farming for a long time, and it was hard for me to understand this process, I thought if it was real, I would have already known about it. The truth is it’s real, it works, and the Boa Safra team is very professional. The whole process was easy and 100% turnkey. My only regret is not doing this sooner. Call these guys, you will be happy you did.”
Paul T.
"I had never heard about Boa Safra, soil fertility load analysis or IRS Section 180. The team walked me through the program, answered all my questions and as a result, I was able to utilize a $220,000 deduction. Real money for my operation.”
Jon H.
"I got a mailer and was a skeptic but decided to call. I found the Boa Safra team to be very informative, responsive, and well-versed regarding soil fertility load analysis which is the key to IRS section 180. I decided to go with them. I saved over $400,000 off my tax bill.”
Luke M.

See Clips from Our Latest Podcast Interview

Our co-founders, Tyler Bruch & Bryce Irlbeck, joined the Farm4Profit podcast to discuss tax deductions from section 180 as well as other tax codes that not many landowners may not know about.

Why Land Investors & Farmers Choose Boa Safra Ag.

Boa Safra’s deeply technical understanding of soils, taxes, and technology enabled it to develop proprietary sampling methodologies, datasets, and algorithms to deliver the most comprehensive reports available. Its scientifically driven, data-rich approach to soil deductions has been validated by national CPA firms and industry-leading lending, brokerage, and land management groups. This process includes three steps: (1) sampling and mapping soils, (2) establishing nutrient values, and (3) generating comprehensive reports.

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Qualify for Section 180.
Get the tax deduction you deserve.

Boa Safra Ag offers a full suite of turnkey services for landowners interested in claiming a deduction for fertility acquired with farmland.


Development of an extensive soil sampling protocol – including essential micro and macronutrients.


Collection of soil samples at an appropriate time during the crop year by our expert agronomists.


Analysis of Soil Fertility Load, determination of pre-existing soil fertility quantities, and fair market value.


Detailed report of Soil Fertility Load required to claim an IRS section 180 deduction.

Discover if your parcels’ Fertility Loads could qualify for this little-known, highly valuable tax deduction.​

Since 2019, the team has enabled owners of agricultural land to fully benefit from soil related deductions. The company currently operates in 40+ states and has generated over $500 million of deductions for its clients.

Boa Safra Ag Farmland Qualifications for Tax Deduction

Farmland Qualifications

Residual Fertility Load valuation may be determined as part of a land purchase agreement or appraised by a qualified third-party.

Evaluating farmland soil fertility for IRS tax deduction

Determining Valuations

Only qualifying farmland transactions are permitted to claim pre-existing Soil Fertility Load as a deduction for agricultural production.

Want to learn more about our process?

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