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Enhanced Tax Incentive for Easement Donations

The enhanced federal tax deduction for conservation easement donations was recently extended, but expired at the end of 2013! Now more than ever, we need your help persuading Congress to make this powerful conservation tool permanent.


Estate Tax Incentives for Conservation

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.

 

Other Incentive Proposals

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.

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Advocates Alerts

September 11: The Senate is back in session now for two weeks before recessing until after the midterm elections.there is still an opportunity to create a surge of support in the Senate for taking up the House-passed charitable giving package, which includes the tax incentive for conservation easement donations. Please ask your Senators to speak to leadership in support of the incentive, and to give a brief statement on the floor. please take a few minutes to read about our proposed 2015 work and answer our brief survey about how our team can better represent you in 2015
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Congress wrestles with tax breaks for open space

July 29, 2014 | Poughkeepsie Journal | NY

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House passes Gerlach conservation tax break bill, now up to Senate

July 18, 2014 | The Mercury News | Pottstown, PA

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The Time is Now for Congress to Act on Conservation

July 15, 2014 | Politico | Washington, D.C.

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