Premia are payable only in relation to plantations which qualify for an Afforestation Grant.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age. The Scheme has two rates, the Farmer Rate and the Non-Farmer Rate of premium.
Click on the document link below to open or download the latest levels of premium payments in information brochure format:
Green Belt Documents
Are forest premiums subject to Income Tax?
The annual forestry premium received under the Afforestation Premium Scheme is exempt from Income Tax but please note that the Revenue Commissioners have stated that income from the annual forestry premium is subject to the income levy.
Applicants are advised to contact their local tax office for definitive advice on any tax and/or income levy matter.
The Premium rates payable are determined by the category of the lands together with the tree species, farm size, and area planted.
More detailed information on all the currently available schemes may be obtained from;
or from The Forest Service here..