Retaining Rights With a Charitable Conservation Easement

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Conservation easements can result in significant charitable deductions for real estate owners and investors. But can an owner or investor retain rights to the property and still get the charitable deduction. The courts continue to define when this is possible. The Pine Mountain Preserve LLLP v. Commissioner, 151 T.C. 14, case is the latest case […]

Conservation Easement Denied for Private Golf Course

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Tax benefits can cause investors to put money were they otherwise would not.  The conservation easement is one example.  Conservation easements reward investors with charitable deductions for putting money into projects that conserve real property.  The charitable deductions can be very large in relation to the amount invested.  The recent Champions Retreat Golf Founders, LLC v. […]

Does Changing Roof Mean No Facade Easement Deduction?

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Donating the rights to change the facade of a building can qualify for a charitable deduction.  The donation helps ensure that the historical significance of the building is not compromised.  But what if you retain the right to change the roof to the building?  Can you still qualify for a facade easement deduction?  The court […]