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Code sections 170(a) and 170(h) delineate how land and land rights are donated to charity or land trusts. These sections have been in the Code since the 1980’s. Certain of these transactions are shams and have caught the attention of Congress and the IRS. The IRS has been more closely scrutinizing and, challenging conservation easements, in some instances, in recent years. Numerous issues in the creation and valuation of conservation easements have been litigated and many cases are pending.  However, Congress recently showed its support for the charitable donation of conservation easements by permanently approving enhanced income tax benefits. Conservation easements remain an important tax and estate planning tool and an effective, environmentally and socially valuable act of charity with substantial community benefits.

Key Topics covered:

  • Donations of land and land rights- real estate partnerships with a conservation option, and simple donations
  • Explore the challenges and certain mitigating strategies
  • What is conservation purposes, how the land or land right is valued. 
  • Review of the IRS audit guide for conservation easement. 
  • How the IRS wins cases and loses cases. The most recent court cases will be covered.

This is not for the faint of heart. If your clients want a deduction that has been in the Code since the 1980’s and are willing to accept the risks involved, then this is an option that should be considered.

This webinar will be particularly attractive for CPAs, and attorneys.

Webinar Qualifies for

  • 1 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs
  • 1 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273)
  • 1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Oregon Tax Preparers
  • 1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers
  • 1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )
  • 1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals/Bookkeepers/Accountants

Learning objectives

  • The recall the basics of investing in a real estate partnership with a conservation option
  • To explore the risks involved for the investors
  • To recognize how to mitigate risks

About Presenter

Don Deans, CPA, PFS

Accounting Manager, Deans Consulting

ddeans@deansconsulting.net

Don has supported individual and corporate clients as a CPA for more than 40 years and as a registered representative for 18 years. Don has his BSIR and MBA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

He began his career at Haskins & Sells in 1974 and was a partner at Deloitte Haskins & Sells from 1985-1990. Don is a nationally recognized speaker, published author, and thought leader in the accounting and finance communities. His guidance has been sought out by the Journal of Accountancy, Hartford Business Journal, and statewide CPA magazines in Connecticut, Georgia and North Carolina. Don is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), NC Association of CPAs (NCACPA), New York Society of CPAS (NYSSCPA), and the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA). You can find his articles published by the Georgia Society of CPAs at www.gscpa.org.

Don resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Kim and their three children, Will, James and Lauren. He also has three adult daughters, Mary Kathryn, Elizabeth, and Rebekah, as well as five grandchildren. Whether pursuing a thorough due diligence review before recommending a new product for a specific tax obligation, or dancing the night away at a Hornets game, Don Deans goes beyond what is comfortable to get the job done – all while enjoying life and the people he meets.

Deans Consulting is dedicated to helping businesses, professionals, and individuals navigate the complex world of tax strategies. We educate our clients through speaking, publishing, and consulting, and strive to provide creative solutions tailored to each client.

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In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).

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    Taylor Haviland , CPA
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Dawnna Hixon , CPA
The instructor seemed knowledgeable but I had a hard time following.

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  • Cost FREE
  • CPE Credits 1
  • CE Credits 1
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00322-20-O
  • CTEC Course ID 6273-CE-0328
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Tax Attorney Tax Practitioners Accountant CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm Accounting Firm Tax Pros CPA (Industry) Tax Firm Young CPA Tax Accountant (Industry) Tax Director (Industry) Senior Accountant Accounts Director Tax Managers Accounting Managers Tax Preparer Staff of Accounting Firm
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upcoming Live CPE Webinars

S-Corp Preparation, Basis Calculations & Distributions – Form 1120S Schedule K & K-1 Analysis
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Annual Federal Tax Update - C & S Corporations, Partnerships & LLCs (Forms 1120, 1120S & 1065)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
How to deal effectively with IRS Examinations and Criminal Investigations?
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Winning the Fraud Battle in the 21st Century: Prevention and Detection
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:30 AM EST View Details/Register
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 10:30 AM EST View Details/Register
QBO: Banking Feed and Reconciling - Make Rules & Automate
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Best Workshop on Partnership & LLC (Form 1065) Tax Return Review & Case Study (NEW)
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 08:00 AM PST View Details/Register
How to not be an HR Failure – from an employment law perspective
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 11:00 AM EST View Details/Register
Detailed Workshop on IRS Audit, Representation, Resolution.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 08:00 AM PST View Details/Register
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 | 08:00 AM PST View Details/Register
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