Trying Times: Conservation Easements and Federal Tax Law (Sept. 2020)
University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 396
207 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2020 Last revised: 5 Dec 2020
Date Written: September 9, 2020
Since 2005, the courts have decided more than 90 cases involving challenges to deductions claimed with respect to conservation easement donations. More than 135 opinions have been issued in these cases due to appeals, motions for reconsideration, and the issuance of separate opinions addressing specific issues. This outline, which is updated annually, discusses the case law and other developments in the conservation easement donation context.
Keywords: Conservation Easement, Perpetuity, 170(h), 8283, Qualified Appraisal, Extinguishment, Swap, Recordation, Syndication, Amendment
JEL Classification: H20, H50, K11, K34, L30, Q20, Q24
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