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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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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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