Green Shoots for Partnership Conservation Easements

National Taxpayers Union
By Pete Sepp
July 9, 2019

Earlier this year we wrote about how the IRS had stepped up its unjustified war on taxpayers who have partnered to conserve land by having the Department of Justice file an injunction action calling into question nearly one hundred different conservation easement donations. Congress has enacted specific tax rules to incentivize conservation easement donations, but as we noted in a previous paper, the “IRS has adopted the vaguely sinister epithet of ‘syndicated’ to describe easement deductions that are structured to allow groups of people to contribute land to conservation and share the tax incentive benefits.”

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