CONSERVATION EASEMENTS: OVERVIEW & HOW TO MITIGATE RISK TO IRS CHALLENGES

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Course Description

Wall Street Journal published in March 2016 an article addressed how the then president-elect frequently donated development rights on his properties to conservation groups and these donations allowed Trump to take significant federal income tax deductions. 

In December 2016, the IRS declared syndicated conservation easements to be a listed transaction (Notice 2017-10). In December 2017, Fortune Magazine Published “The Billion Dollar Loophole”, which described in detail how high-income taxpayers are deriving tax benefits from syndicated conservation easement projects, again, Quoting Donald Trump as an example.  

Conservation easements granted in perpetuity as a charitable donation can provide donors with significant income, estate and property tax planning opportunities if structured properly. 

Section 170(h) of the Internal Revenue Code allows an income tax deduction to landowners of real estate who self-impose restrictions on the use and development of their land in order to achieve specified conservation purposes. The webcast will provide tax and related professionals with a comprehensive overview of meeting the IRC Section 170(h) requirements. It would include:

  • Easement Valuation
  • IRS Audit Guide
  • The whole process of Investment
  • Various Risks associated with the investments

Attending this course will give you the tools you need to understand how to advise & strengthen client’s conservation easements and minimize the risk of a negative result in the event of an IRS challenge.

Learning objectives

  • Tax planning opportunities with conservation easements.
  • Potential IRS challenges to the charitable donation of conservation easements.
  • Requirements taxpayer must meet in order to obtain that deduction.
  • Overview of IRS Guide and Structuring easements to avoid IRS challenges
  • Overview of Investment Partnerships, Process & Risks.
  • Important Disclosures and Limitations.

About Presenter

Donald M. Deans, CPA, PFS

Managing Director, 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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Refund/Cancellation Policy

For more information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at 646-688-5128

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

Reviews

4.3
(65)
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  • MG
    MARGO GAGNON , CPA
    Dec 10th 2019
    It was great. Obviously the instructor has been involved in some really great deals, and I appreciate him sharing his expertise.
TB
THOMAS BOWEN , CPA, Attorney
Good content and good speaker
WG
William Gray
Instructor's voice and accent made it somewhat difficult to follow some of what he said. He needs to concentrate on speaking more clearly to offset his accent. He spent too much of the limited time not really saying much of substance. His words were not generally well coordinated with the power point slides, which added to the confusion.

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  • Cost FREE
  • CPE Credits 1
  • CE Credits 1
  • IRS Course ID GEHNZ-T-00099-19-O
  • Subject Area Taxes
  • Course Level Basic
  • Instructional Method group internet based
  • Prerequisites None
  • Advanced Preparation None
  • Who should attend? Tax Practitioners CPA - Small Firm CPA - Mid Size Firm CPA - Large Firm Tax Pros CPA (Industry) Tax Firm Young CPA CPA in Business Entrepreneurial CPA Tax Managers
  • Handout Material Download

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