The federal government is making it easier for ranchers facing tax issues due to herd sell-off in drought-stricken areas of southern Saskatchewan.
Farmers and ranchers in 181 of the 296 rural municipalities in Saskatchewan are eligible for 2017 Livestock Tax Deferrals.
The federal government has released the final list of designated regions impacted due to drought, flood or excess moisture.
Looking at the map, nearly every RM south of Saskatoon is included due to dry conditions.
There are a handful in the northern grain belt where excess moisture was the issue.
The livestock tax deferral provision allows producers to defer a portion of their 2017 sale of breeding livestock until 2018 to help replenish the herd.
Producers can request the tax deferral when filing their 2017 income tax returns.