New Executive Orders Shift Conservation Easement Battleground

Tax Notes
By Jenny L. Johnson Ware
November 4, 2019

Two new Trump administration executive orders addressing agency guidance and enforcement actions should help end a game of “gotcha” that the IRS has been playing in denying taxpayers deductions for charitable contributions of conservation easements, finally forcing the agency to abandon its practice of asserting novel legal theories against taxpayers in its effort to avoid the ultimate question of valuation.

Read the full piece in Tax Notes Federal here.

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