A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements

Author: C. Timothy Lindstrom
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610910545
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Voluntary land conservation, resulting from increasingly alluring tax benefits, has significantly changed the face of land use in the United States and promises to have an even more significant influence in the future. There are more than 1,500 land trusts in the U.S. today, involving millions of acres of land that have been permanently protected by conservation easements. Most of these land trusts depend heavily upon the significant income or estate tax benefits offered by the federal tax code as an incentive for voluntary land conservation. However, only a very small percentage of land trust personnel, landowners or their advisors, or even government officials, fully understand the complexity of the requirements for these tax benefits. This is a comprehensive book on the tax benefits of the charitable contribution, or bargain sale, of a conservation easement. It provides a detailed explanation of the complex and extensive requirements of the federal tax code and related concepts, including the rules governing the operation of tax-exempt organizations such as land trusts. Clearly written, systematic in its coverage, it is intended to be of value for anyone who deals with land trust issues, including land trust staff and trustees, landowners, lawyers, accountants, government officials, and interested lay people. Structured for easy reference, A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements is designed to be used as a resource tool. Related topics are cross-referenced throughout. All principles in the book are illustrated with one or more useful examples. The tax benefits of contributing a conservation easement are unquestionably the heart of voluntary land conservation today. Knowledge of the tax law relating to land trusts and conservation easements is vital to properly establishing and managing land trusts and to insuring the tax deductibility of conservation easements. The future of voluntary land conservation is dependent on a clear understanding of tax policy. Complete, meticulous, and up to date, A Tax Guide to Conservation Easements is an essential handbook.

U S Master Estate and Gift Tax Guide 2008

Author: CCH Tax Law Editors
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808017714
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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CCH's U.S. Master Estate and Gift Tax Guide is a concise and reliable handbook for both tax advisors and estate representatives involved in federal estate and gift tax planning, return preparation and tax payment. This trusted reference provides clear explanations of the laws relating to federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes to give readers the solid understanding they need to understand and apply today's complex wealth transfer tax rules.

U S Master Multistate Corporate Tax Guide

Author: CCH TAX Editors
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808019220
Format: PDF, Docs
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An indispensable resource for professionals who work with multiple state tax jurisdictions, this reference offers return preparation guidance for use by taxpayers subject to corporate income or income-based taxes in more than one state.

U S Master Property Tax Guide 2008

Author: CCH State Tax Law Editors
Publisher: CCH
ISBN: 9780808018216
Format: PDF, Docs
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CCH's U.S. Master Property Tax Guide is a practical, quick-answer resource to the key issues and concepts that professionals who deal with state and local property taxes need to know. This handy desktop reference contains concise explanations on major property tax areas in a readily accessible, easy-to-use and easy-to-understand format. It provides an overview of the property tax and valuation assessment methods used by the different taxing jurisdictions, and provides readers with the key definitions, concepts and procedures necessary to understand the application of local property taxes.

Saving the Ranch

Author: Anthony Anella
Publisher:
ISBN: 1559634731
Format: PDF, ePub
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Saving the ranch is a concise guide to conservation easements for ranchers, conservationists, and developers concerned with protecting the natural and scenic values of ranch lands in the western United States. The book shows how ranchers can reduce estate taxes, generate and shelter income, and combine land conservation with estate planning. Case studies explore how conservation easements have been used, helping readers to understand the variety of circumstances under which easements can be effective. Throughout the book, photographs, maps, and color illustrations bring to life the examples presented and the situations described.

EY Tax Guide 2015

Author: Ernst & Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118866967
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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File taxes with confidence and maximize deductions with this industry-leading guide EY Tax Guide 2015 is your solution for a streamlined filing process. Authoritative and easy to follow, this trusted guide is designed to be accessible for individuals who need help navigating these turbulent financial times, providing information that can maximize deductions and avoid mistakes. Reference tables allow for quick look-up of useful information, including changes to tax law, common errors, and tax breaks, while the Special Content index points you toward answers for homeowners, senior citizens, investors, military personnel, entrepreneurs, and more. Fully updated for 2015, this guide even provides up-to-date tips on environmental credits for green initiatives. As global leader in tax and advisory services, it's no surprise that this EY (formerly Ernst & Young) guide has been rated the #1 choice in tax prep by USA Today. Distilling complex tax information into straightforward language, this resource is essential reading for anyone preparing to file a federal income tax return. You'll find hundreds of examples illustrating how tax laws work, plus sample forms and schedules that help you fill out your return step by step. We can help you save time and money as you: Discover the 50 most commonly overlooked deductions Find specific solutions to your particular circumstances Streamline the filing process with the tax organizer and tax calendar Follow a checklist of key tax breaks you may be eligible to use Preparing your own taxes doesn't have to mean wading through tax code or missing deductions. This guide contains the insight of EY professionals, plus the tools and references that can help ease the process. The EY Tax Guide 2015 provides the information you need to file your taxes yourself, with confidence.

AARP J K Lasser s Small Business Taxes 2010

Author: Barbara Weltman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233557
Format: PDF, Kindle
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AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, provensolutions, and expert guidance. Written in a straightforward and accessible style, this reliableresource offers a complete overview of small business tax planningand provides you with the information needed to make tax-smartdecisions throughout the year. Focusing on strategies that help you use deductions and taxcredits effectively, shield business income, and maximize otheraspects of small business taxes, this practical guide will show youhow your actions in business today can affect your bottom line froma tax perspective tomorrow. Includes detailed coverage of the newest tax laws and IRSrules Reveals strategies that can help you run a tax-smart businessall year long Contains comprehensive information on each deductible expense,including dollar limits and record-keeping requirements Offers clear instructions on where to report income and claimdeductions on your tax forms Provides help with state taxes and a guide to informationreturns you may need to file Other titles by Weltman: J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions &Tax Breaks 2010 Owning a small business is a big responsibility. While manysmall business owners seek to improve their bottom line, fewrealize all the ways that both current and new tax laws can helpthem do so. With J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes 2010,you'll quickly discover how.