The Enhanced Easement Incentive
Conservation Champions Reintroduce Tax Incentive Bill
House champions Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) are reintroducing legislation to make the enhanced easement permanent, and are seeking original co-sponsors.
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- Urge your legislators to co-sponsor today
- Fact sheet on our new bills
- Dear Colleague letter seeking original co-sponsors in the House
- House and Senate coalition letters signed by 64 national organizations
A Critical Conservation Tool with Broad, Bipartisan Support
The enhanced tax deduction for conservation easement donations has helped America’s land trusts work with farmers, ranchers and other modest-income landowners to increase the pace of conservation by a third to over a million acres a year! An extension of the incentive through 2013 will help more landowners receive tax benefits from the generous donation of development rights on their land.
Bills to make the incentive permanent in the 112th Congress, S. 339 and H.R. 1964, were championed by the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees and had an impressive 311 co-sponsors in the House, including majorities of both parties.
- Representatives can join Reps. Jim Gerlach (R-PA) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) as original co-sponsors of the Conservation Easement Incentive Act by contacting Lori Prater in Congressman Gerlach’s office (5-4315).
- Senators can join Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 526, by contacting Tiffany Smith or Preston Rutledge at the Senate Finance Committee (4-4515).
Thanks to the hard work of Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), along with land trusts and coalition partners around the country, on August 3, 2006 the Congress approved a tremendous expansion of the federal tax incentive for conservation easement donations
- Conservation Incentive and Solid Tax Reform
- Current Status and Future Prospects
- A Diverse National Coalition
For more information about the easement incentive, please contact Sean Robertson at 202-800-2229, or e-mail email@example.com.