Tax Credit Connection, Inc.

Protect your land from development and earn money at the same time. Colorado and New Mexico have an innovative tax program that allows the transfer of conservation easement income tax credits from landowners to taxpayers with state income tax liabilities.

Tax Credit Connection works with Colorado and New Mexico landowners who have donated a conservation easement on their property by helping them turn their tax credits into cash.  We review your file to ensure it 'meets the letter of the law', and will match you with qualified buyers of your credits. We take care of all the transaction details so you can focus on working your land.

Whether you have already donated a conservation easement, are in the early planning stages, or just want to learn more, give us a call.  If you are just getting started, we will be happy to talk with you about the entire process of donating a conservation easment, and what you can expect along the way. Because we work with conservation experts throughout the states of Colorado and New Mexico, we can help you identify the land trust and other professionals that best fit your needs.  And if you have already completed your donation, register with us today!




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Contact Tax Credit Connection, Inc.

Ariel Steele, Owner
328 Massachusetts Ave
P.O. Box 1361
Berthoud, Colorado  80513
Phone: 970-532-9865


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado
  • New Mexico

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A step-by-step guide to donating a conservation easement


This guide is meant to help you understand the steps that must be completed to conserve your property and the typical costs that are involved. We surveyed five land trusts of varying sizes to compile this guide – you may encounter costs that fall outside of this range.


Can conservation easements help my heirs save money on estate taxes?


By donating a conservation easement, you are eligible not only for an immediate financial reward from state tax credits and federal deductions, but you can also save money on estate taxes for generations to come. Up to $500,000 of the value of your land that is protected by a conservation easement can be excluded from the value of your estate if certain requirements are met.


Can I Really Preserve My Land and Make Money?


Conservation easement income tax credits are a land preservation tool available to help Colorado landowners preserve their working farms and ranches and protect wildlife habitat and scenic views. Conservation easement tax credits allow landowners to get compensation for the development potential of their land without developing it. In order to receive conservation easement income tax credits, a landowner must donate a conservation easement to a qualified conservation organization.


Donate a conservation easement: How federal benefits put money in your pocket!


In addition to the Colorado credit, landowners can receive an extra reward for conserving their land with a conservation easement. The current rules are not yet permanent, so please keep that in mind as you and your advisors make plans for your taxes.


Turning Conservation Easement Tax Credits Into Cash - What Should I Expect?


Once you have preserved your land with a conservation easement, you might be wondering exactly how you will turn the conservation easement income tax credits you received into cash. Below is a quick overview of how the tax credits are calculated and what to expect when you work with a tax credit broker. (Applicable to Colorado only.)