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Tax Credit Exchange

Colorado Conservation Tax Credits

Colorado landowners earn up to $5 million in transferable state tax credits (Credits) when they donate a perpetual easement to maintain their property’s agricultural, open space, wildlife, historic or recreational values. Credits are issued at 90% of the value of the donated conservation easement, up to $5 million. They can be used in increments of up to $1.5 million each year. Landowners may apply Credits to lower their own state tax burden or they can transfer Credits to third parties to immediately monetize their value.

Attorneys running the Tax Credit Exchange (TCE) established the nation’s first Credit transfer market in 2000 and since that time have transferred $250 million Credits. TCE offers individuals and businesses seamless and successful navigation through the legal and procedural complexities of earning, selling, and buying Credits. Contact TCE early to best leverage our expertise in structuring and executing your Credit transfer.

Fence in field with mountain backdrop.
Fence in field with mountain backdrop. (Taken from Unsplash, shot by Jeff Ackley)

OUR IMPACT

Tax Credit Exchange attorneys Strugar and Pentz created the nation’s first tax credit transfer market in 2000 and since that time have:

assisted over

1,000

FAMILIEs

preserved over

100,000

ACRES OF LAND

sold over

$250M

CREDITS

completed over

5,000

TRANSFERS

What’s New

  • Eligibility of Ditch companies with government …(February 2021)

    CRC continues to progress on its effort to include ditch companies in the Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program. The Department of Revenue…

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