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In 2004, the Internal Revenue Service began a serious reassessment of how it policed the nonprofit sector and how it handled charitable donations of property -- including conservation easements. That effort continues today and is resulting in increased audits of conservation easement donations and of land trusts. The Land Trust Alliance is working to educate the IRS about the land trust community and helping land trusts, donors and their attorneys challenge audits of legitimate conservation projects.

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June 12: In Historic First, Conservation Tax Incentive Approved by Committee

We are one step closer to making the incentive permanent, but we now need to convince House leadership that this is a priority for their members and should be brought to the floor for a vote ASAP. Please consider signing your land trust onto this letter by Independent Sector asking all members of the House to vote for the conservation tax incentive and two other charitable provisions.
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