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Congress has recognized the enormous value of private lands conservation with expanded incentives, but the Internal Revenue Service expects easement donors and land trusts to adhere to a high standard of compliance. Of course, there’s no substitute for professional tax advice, but these pages provide important guidance on following federal tax regulations.

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