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I am sorry, I am not finding any special tax incentives for building such a barn; as compared to restoring an existing barn. Is there something that you can point me to that led you to believe otherwise so that I can try to better assist you?
Property tax incentives, if any, would be county based. Can you tell me what county you would put the barn up in?
For property tax purposes, farmland devoted exclusively to commercial agriculture may be valued according to its current use rather than at its "highest and best" potential use. This provision of Ohio law is known as the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program. By permitting values to be set well below true market values, the CAUV normally results in a substantially lower tax bill for working farmers.
You can read more about how that works here.
I cannot know what you know or do not know already unless you tell me. But it appears to me that to qualify for the CAUV, your land must for three years time period before you file an application for the CAUV, you must have done one of the two things below:
So, after you have done that for 3 years, then you will need to contact the county auditor and fill out an application to see if you can get the lower tax rates. Click here for a list of all county auditors throughout Ohio.