The Enhanced Easement Incentive
House Passes Conservation Tax Incentive
The House voted on July 17 on H.R. 4719, "The America Gives More Act," which contains the Conservation Easement Incentive Act. The bill passed by a bipartisan vote of 277-130. This is the first time every member of Congress has gone on record making the easement incentive permanent.
We have only a few short weeks to convince senators to do the same and your actions could make the difference between permanence and another extension. Learn how you can help in a few easy steps »
A Critical Conservation Tool with Broad, Bipartisan Support
The enhanced income 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! Unfortunately, this cost-effective conservation incentive expired at the end of 2013.
Senators can join Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and 25 of his colleagues as co-sponsors of the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act, S. 526, by sending a signed unanimous consent agreement to the Senate floor.
Please be sure towhen asking for their renewed support.
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
- Frequently Asked Questions about the Enhanced Incentive
For more information about the easement incentive, please contact Bryan David at 202-800-2223, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.