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Markus v. Brohl, Exec. Dir., Colo. Dep't of Revenue


In Colorado, a tax payer may claim state income tax credit on a qualifying conservation easement, which may be carried forward for up to twenty years. In Markus v. Brohl, the court was presented with the question: How long does the Colorado Department of Revenue have to review the validity and value of conservation easement tax credits? In this case, the court of appeals agreed with the district court's decision in favor of the plaintiffs, and affirmed that the Colorado Department of Revenue must complete its review within four years from the time the credits are claimed.

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