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Illinois Farm Tax Deductions & Write-Offs

If you’re looking for some extra benefits from your farmland, you may have some untapped tax breaks and deductions available. Boa Safra Ag handles the complexities of soil fertility testing and reporting so you can make the most of farm tax deductions and write-offs for your Illinois farmland.


While fencing, irrigation, and structure are often the first things farmers write off on taxes, they are mostly unaware of how impactful soil fertility is toward a significant tax break. This is where Boa Safra Ag comes in. After testing your soil, our specialists will provide the results so your CPA can determine whether you are eligible for an Illinois farm tax deduction or write-off.

Up to $1400 savings/acre.

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we’ve seen it!

Establishing Burden of Proof

Who We Help

Boa Safra serves a variety of clients and channel partners.

Federal tax codes offer agricultural land purchasers the opportunity to depreciate the legacy value of fertilizer already present in the soil. It’s a benefit often overlooked but can be just as valuable as traditional deductions for structures and equipment. At Boa Safra Ag, we have the expertise to assess the nutrients in your soil and help you secure these farm tax deductions and write-offs on your Illinois farm.

Owner – Operators

Land Investors


CPA Firms

Banks & Mortgage

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., Iowa

”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., Michigan

Our Process

Land investors & farmers choose Boa Safra Ag.

Sampling and Testing

Let our expert soil fertility analysis be your guide to getting you additional farmland tax write-offs.

Customized Analysis

We streamline the tax deduction process for your CPA by providing rigorously analyzed, customized data concerning your soil’s fertility.

Trusted Reporting

We collaborate with you to ensure your reporting aligns with Section 180 deduction requirements. Our expertise guides you toward maximizing your eligible farm tax deductions in Illinois.

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.

Boa Safra Ag offers a full suite of turnkey services for landowners interested in claiming a farm tax deduction in Illinois for recently acquired farmland.


Our precise soil sampling protocol assesses a full range of micro and macronutrients, offering you a clear understanding of your soil’s composition.


Our highly trained agronomists know exactly when to collect soil samples during the crop year, ensuring the most accurate data.


We conduct precise Soil Fertility Load analyses to measure pre-existing nutrient levels, ensuring an accurate fair market value.


Boa Safra Ag’s Soil Fertility Load report provides the in-depth soil data and analysis vital for optimizing your IRS Section 180 deduction. Uncover the full potential of your land with the expertise to support your Illinois farm tax write-off.

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

Boost your bottom line by optimizing the farm tax deductions and write-offs on your Illinois farmland thanks to our soil fertility testing. With over $500 million in deductions secured across 40+ states since 2019, our experts know how to get you the best results.

Boa Safra Ag Farmland Qualifications for Tax Deduction

Farmland Qualifications

A Residual Fertility Load valuation can be established either through the services of a qualified third-party appraiser or by stipulating the valuation process within the framework of a land purchase agreement.

Boa Safra Ag Testing Farmland Soil Fertility for Nutrients

Determining Valuations

Have you bought or inherited farmland in Illinois recently? Failure to claim the Soil Fertility Load deduction could mean leaving significant tax savings on the table. A qualified tax expert can determine if you’re eligible and how to capture the maximum benefit.

Stay up to date on an array of tax issues by Paul Neiffer, CPA.

The Farm CPA Report is your trusted source for farm-specific tax guidance. Created by agribusiness tax expert Paul Neiffer, CPA, this resource offers essential knowledge for farmers and land investors.

DISCLOSURE: The content represented on this website is for informational purposes only. Boa Safra Ag makes no representations regarding the income tax implications or other use of Soil Fertility Load Analysis information and does not provide legal or accounting advice. Consultation with a tax and/or financial advisor is required.

Boa Safra Ag was founded by a team of Midwestern ag professionals to assist landowners in evaluating the presence and value of farmland soil fertility. Leveraging our extensive agricultural expertise, we help landowners maximize the value of an IRS section 180 deduction related to recently acquired farmland.

Our world class team of agronomists uses advanced technology and partners with industry-leading soil sampling and analysis organizations.

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