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Farm Management Deposit Account

A Farm Management Deposit Account (FMDA) can be a tax-effective solution to help eligible primary producers manage their cash flow.

Why choose a Farm Management Deposit Account?

Our FMDAs are designed to help primary producers tax effectively move income from good to bad financial years to help with seasonal fluctuations and adverse events that effect cash flow (i.e. natural disasters, demand issues, weather events). It works by allowing primary producers a tax deduction for deposits into an FMDA that are held for 12 months or more. This allows primary producers to build up cash reserve to manage risk and cash flow in uncertain times. Some conditions apply (Find out more about eligibility).

For further information, please visit the Department of Agriculture & Water Resources site.

On balances $1,000 - $49,999

6 Months

12 Months

24 Months

Key features

  • Set aside cash in a high interest account
  • No fees
  • Deposits are tax deductible in the year that they are made. You won’t pay tax on these funds until they are withdrawn (Find out more about eligibility)
  • Deposits are tax deductible in the year that they are made. You won’t pay tax on these funds until they are withdrawn (Find out more about eligibility)
  • Deposits must remain in the account for a minimum of 12 months to qualify for tax benefits
  • Both fixed term and at-call options are available
  • Fix your money for a longer term to get a higher interest rates

Access your money when you need it

Mobile app

Safe, secure & easy mobile banking

Agribusiness Specialists

Extra help when you need it

Internet banking

Fast & easy to use

Branch & Telephone

Make the most of no transaction fees

How can this account provide potential tax benefits?

As long as you’re eligible, any deposits made into your Farm Management Deposit Account are tax deductible for the financial year in which they’re made. This money only becomes taxable income in the financial year when it is withdrawn.

Until then, it’s earning you high interest to help build a cash reserve to support your business in the future.

This information doesn’t take into account your own objectives, financial situation or needs. You should still seek professional advice from your registered tax advisor as to how this product may affect your tax position.

Product Information Document

For more information about the Farm Management Deposit Account, download our Product Information Document.

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Other Business Account options

Business Overdraft

Access to additional cash, secured by your assets

Business Everyday Account

A low-fee account for small businesses.

Business Premium Account

A full-featured account for medium-large businesses with large transaction volumes.

This information does not constitute tax advice. You should seek professional advice from your registered tax adviser as to how this product will impact your tax position. Any information contained in this document has been prepared without taking into account your particular objectives, financial situation or needs.  For that reason, before acting on the information, you should consider the appropriateness of the information having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs. Where the information relates to the acquisition, or possible acquisition, of a particular financial product, you should consider the Product Information Document before making any decision regarding the product.  Contact us for a copy.

Deposit products issued by Suncorp-Metway Ltd ABN 66 010 831 722 AFSL 229882 (“Suncorp Bank”). Fees, charges, terms and conditions apply and are available on request.