The enhanced federal tax deduction for conservation easement donations was recently extended, but will expire again at the end of 2013! Now more than ever, we need your help persuading Congress to make this powerful conservation tool permanent.
Estate taxes can lead to the break-up, sale and development of family-owned farm, ranch and forest lands, even when landowners would prefer to keep these lands intact. Congress will almost certainly enact estate tax reform this year, and we have a unique opportunity to improve incentives for conservation.
- Bills to Increase the Exclusion for Land Under Easement
- Bills to Defer Estate Taxes on Family Farm, Ranch and Forest Land
- Vote for Estate Tax Incentives in the AGO IdeaJam
Beyond the Enhanced Tax Incentive and the Estate Tax, there are several other federal tax provisions that support land conservation in ways large and small.