Take stock of EOFY with Elders - Elders Rural Services

Take stock of EOFY with Elders

With June now in full swing, it’s now or never to get organised before end of financial year.

Elders general manager agency and financial services Dave Adamson says preparedness is key during this time of the agricultural cycle.

“During this financial year, many parts of Australia have experienced their best results for decades,” he said.

“With widespread favourable seasonal conditions, including above average rainfall, exceptional sales results have meant that many growers enjoyed excellent financial returns.

“Preparedness will always be fundamental to the success of farm businesses. That includes effective financial management. Elders always seeks to offer products and services to assist in achieving effective financial management of Australian farm businesses.”

With the end of the financial year approaching, Elders appreciates the demands on farmers at this busy time. To assist with preparation for tax time, Elders has a wide range of financial services solutions. We explore some of them below.

Livestock funding

When you are completing your 30 June livestock-on-hand reconciliation, consider if you are fully stocked and whether you’re prepared for opportunities that might arise.

With strong livestock prices, and growing opportunities to trade stock, Elders is able to offer its clients 100 per cent funding for commercial sheep and cattle and an option for stud stock purchases. Learn more about livestock funding options.

Farm Management Deposits and offset accounts

Farm Management Deposits (FMDs) allow you to set aside up to $800,000 pre-tax income and earn interest on it. To be eligible for taxation benefits, you need to hold funds in your FMD for at least 12 months.*

Just as seasons and prices fluctuate, so does farm income. A Rural Bank FMD Offset Account allows primary producers to offset capital held in an FMD account against the balance of an eligible Rural Bank variable rate Term Loan to assist in reducing primary production business financing costs.*

Learn more about FMDs and FMD offset accounts.

Equipment finance

It’s now an ideal time to consider investing in infrastructure that will achieve farm efficiencies and improve productivity. Competitive equipment finance options are available to assist you in purchasing, upgrading, or replacing your farm business equipment, while preserving your working capital.

Prepay your inputs

When reconciling your accruals and creditors, consider utilising the Elders Rural Products Prepayment Program.

You can prepay with Elders before 30 June and receive a 4.2 pc per annum reward on future rural products purchases.**

Unlock the equity in your wool

When you are assessing your cash flow needs, consider unlocking the equity in your wool.

To provide you with the financial flexibility you need to manage your cash flow, Elders offers the WoolPlus cash advance facility. This facility provides eligible growers with access to up to 50 pc of expected wool proceeds in the six months prior to wool sale.

Defer payment of grain sale proceeds

Through our relationship with Clear Grain Exchange (CGX), Elders clients can access deferred payment terms, offering protection from macro forces influencing your grain selling decisions.

You still have the benefit to call on those funds at any time if your working capital circumstances change.

Easy access to your financial statements

Elders makes it easy for you to coordinate the supply of your statements to your accountant, through Elders Online.

This portal provides quick and easy access to all your transaction details and allows you to view, print or save all your historical transaction details. You’re also able to reprint invoices, download a transaction file which can be loaded into your accounting software and view all of your payments due and coming due.

EOFY product catalogue

Elders released its annual EOFY catalogue on 23 May, with the sale ending 30 June (or while stocks last). It’s packed full of great specials and offers designed to give you maximum bang for your buck.

View the catalogue now  or enquire at your local branch.

To learn more speak to your local Agri Finance Manager or call 1300 618 367.

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*This information has been prepared without taking into account your personal circumstances, objectives, financial situation or needs. All applications for loans or credit are subject to lending criteria. Before making any investment decision you should consider your situation and consult your taxation adviser to ensure that you meet the legislative requirements and read the relevant terms and conditions available at www.ruralbank.com.au. Products are issued by Rural Bank – A Division of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited, ABN 11 068 049 178 AFSL/Australian Credit Licence 237879 and distributed by Elders Rural Services Australia Limited ABN 72 004 045 121 AFSL 237757 and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited. Elders Rural Services Australia may receive a commission based on the average account balance.
**Exclusions apply. For full terms and conditions, contact your local Elders branch or financialservices@elders.com.au. Elders has obtained a ruling from the ATO that the prepayment is tax deductible in the year that it was paid under certain conditions. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and you should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction. You should obtain tax advice before claiming a tax deduction. Elders is not authorised under the Banking Act and is not supervised by APRA. The investment will not be covered by the depositor protection provisions in section 13A of the Banking Act. The investment will not be covered by the financial claims scheme established under Division 2AA of the Banking Act.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and you should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction. This information has been prepared without taking into account your personal circumstances, objectives, financial situation or needs.