Tax Benefits

There are federal and in some cases state tax benefits for donating 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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TAX BENEFITS, CLICK HERE (national summary) and HERE.

FOR INFORMATION ON GEORGIA'S TAX BENEFITS AND HOW TO APPLY, CLICK HERE 

Click HERE for the Georgia Conservation Credit.
(This program will be ending on December 31, 2016)

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