Tax Benefits

There are federal, and in some cases state, tax benefits for donating land to a conservation easement.

An easement reduces the development potential of a property, thereby decreasing its market value. Since resource conservation–even on private land–is in the public interest, the market value of that reduction may be considered a charitable donation by the Internal Revenue Service and in select state departments of revenue. Currently, the IRS allows the donor of a qualified conservation easement given in 2015 to take an income tax deduction for as much as the full value of that donation, limited to 50% of the donors adjusted gross income, over the course of 15 years.

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