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Conservation Easements

The most traditional tool for conserving private land, a “conservation easement” (also known as a conservation restriction) is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values.
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Tax and Estate Planning
Tax and Estate Planning

Having a well thought-out plan for who will own your land and how it will be managed after your death ensures that it will be successfully transferred to future generations without being sold or developed. It can also eliminate any tax liability.
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1031 exchanges
Like Kind Exchanges

The 1031 exchange, as it is commonly known, derives its name from the section of the Internal Revenue Code which explains the use of a tax deferred exchange. Through this code section, a taxpayer is allowed to defer capital gain tax on the sale and subsequent purchase of investment or business property if the transaction is structured correctly with the use of a qualified intermediary (QI).
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Section 179 Expenses

Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code provides a tax deduction for when you purchase equipment for you business.
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Land Conservation Toolbox
Misc Legal and Tax Articles

By taking advantage of tax credits and deductions you can ensure the financial stability of your land for generations to come.
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Tax News

Congress Votes To Make Some Tax Extenders Permanent
Congress expected to vote on new tax legislation soon
USDA announces $40 million available to help ranchers restore sage grouse habitat