Good News for Easement Owners
Congress passed a new bill in December 2015 to make it much more financially viable for landowners to donate easements by providing them tax benefits. The bill makes the enhanced federal tax incentive for donations for conservation easements permanent.
This incentive, which received bipartisan support, represents a big win for conservation, land owners, and for the land trust community. Once signed into law the incentive will be applied retroactively to start Jan. 1, 2015. For more details go to www.landtrustalliance.org.