Tax Incentive Extended

With the tax bill that averted the so-called “fiscal cliff”, Congress renewed until the end of 2013 the generous Federal tax incentive for landowners who donate a conservation easement to a land trust this year.  As a land trust, the Fort Thomas Forest Conservancy encourages local landowners who want to protect their land to read this 20 Questions FAQ, prepared by the Land Trust Alliance, to get a full understanding of just how generous this incentive is.  Unless extended once again, and there are no guarantees of that, this will be your last chance to take advantage of the incentive.  Remember that a conservation easement is very flexible and always allows landowners to retain title to their property.