Qualifying for Tax Benefits
The tax advisor and qualified appraiser hired by the property owner are responsible for making sure the conservation or preservation easement qualifies for tax benefits under the federal tax code.

Income tax benefits
Property owners donating qualifying conservation or preservation easements may be eligible to deduct up to 30% of their adjusted gross income each year for the year of the easement donation and the following 5 years, or until the value of the easement gift is used up, whichever occurs first. Property owners considering the gift of a conservation or preservation easement should consult with their legal or tax advisors to learn how the gift may benefit them financially.

For more information about the potential tax benefits of donating an easement, see the FAQ at the Land Trust Alliance web site.

Easement Stories

Protecting “A Corner of Heaven”

An Attachment To Place

Policy Documents

Easement Acquisition Policy

Easement Amendement Policy

Other Easement Organizations

Land Trust Alliance

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association

Sample Easement Documents

Model Conservation Easement at Pennsylvania Land Trust Association



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