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Conservation Servitudes - a path to protection

The Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, through their Natural Areas Program, purchases conservation easements on private land to preserve Lousiana's natural heritage.


Handbook for Adminitering the Louisiana Milk Producers Tax Credit

The Louisiana Department of Revenue grants qualifed milk producers a tax refund. This guidebook will help you through the process of applying for the credit.


Depreciating Broiler Chicken Houses

Poultry houses are defined as a single-purpose agriculture structure under the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Single-purpose structures have a tax depreciable recovery period of 10 years under the General Depreciation System.


GST Tax Exemption Preserved in Sale of Farm

Beneficiaries won't incur gift tax liability and need not include trust assets in their gross estates.


Do you have a plan for your family forest?

More family woodlands will change hands and be sub-divided in the next 10 years than at any point in America’s history. That fact stru ...


Estate Planning Saves Money

With the changes in estate tax laws promulgated by Congress in 2001, legislators have created the ultimate concept in estate planning. Under these rules, the estate of a taxpayer who dies in 2010 is completely exempt from tax (although a gift tax may be due, the estate tax is eliminated).


Estate Planning for Forest Landowners - What Will Become of Your Timberland?

The purpose of this book is to provide guidelines and assistance to nonindustrial private  forest owners and the legal, tax, financial, insurance, and forestry professionals who serve  them on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties.


Farmer's Tax Guide

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...


Best IRA Accounts of 2015

Which is Best? Roth vs Traditional IRA.


Use of Conservation Easements in Estate and Conservation Planning

Under many circumstances, the donation of a conservation easement or sale of such easement for less than fair market value may give income tax, estate tax, and real property tax benefits to the donor or seller.


Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative Guidelines

Coastal forests in Louisiana have long been recognized as valuable for the goods and services that they provide. However, since coastal forests have become increasingly vulnerable to pressures from natural and anthropogenic forces, these critical habitats are in danger of being lost.


Federal Income Tax on Timber - A Quick Guide For Woodland Owners

This publication provides a quick reference on timber tax laws that are important to woodland owners. It presents concise and easy-to-understand explanations of issues related to woodland owners.


REITs and Timber Taxation

A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a special tax entity investing in real estate (such as shopping malls, apartments, and timberland).


Guardianship and Conservatorships

One of a parent’s greatest fears involves what will happen to his or her minor children in the event of the parent’s premature death or incapacity.


Farm and Forest Land Preservation With Conservation Easements

This publication is intended to provide basic information on conservation easements for landowners, community leaders, students and other interested individuals.


Federal Reforestation Deduction and Amortization

Qualified reforestation expenditures (or afforestation in the case of planting or seeding nonforested land) paid or incurred in a tax year to a maximum of $10,000 per qualified timber property (QTP) can be immediately deducted by all taxpayers, except trusts.


Farmland Conservation 2.0

How land trusts can protect America's working farms.


Conservation Easements and the 2010 Roth Conversion - A symbiotic relationship

It may come as a shock, but there is a sort of symbiotic relationship at work between property owners with conservation easements and the IRS.


Tools For Reducing High Property Taxes in Maine.

Many owners of real estate in coastal Maine are facing dramatic increases in their property taxes as a result of municipal revaluations, especially those with shorefront or a water view.


The Importance of Land Trusts to Forestry

Almost everyone in forestry has heard of land trusts since they have become a common fixture especially in areas that are rapidly urbanizing.

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