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Here you will find our latest news and updates. Also included, in reverse chronological order, are older alerts. Please note the publication date of the documents you consult as older notices may include information that, while accurate at the time, may now be outdated. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Website Update and Grant Opportunities (October 2022)

Website Update and Grant Opportunities (October 2022)
The Conservation Resource Center / Tax Credit Exchange has updated its website with a new look, new content and new grant opportunities. We are maintaining our…

HB21-1233 Signed into Law, Conservation Credit Expanded (June 2021)

HB21-1233 Signed into Law, Conservation Credit Expanded (June 2021)
CRC is excited to announce that on June 30, 2021, Governor Polis signed HB21-1233 into law. This legislation raises the valuation of tax credits to 90%, up to $5M…

Eligibility of Ditch companies with government … (February 2021)

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…

DOR interprets tax regulations to allow ditch companies to… (December 2020)

DOR interprets tax regulations to allow ditch companies to… (December 2020)
We are excited to report that CRC’s effort to expand the Conservation Easement Tax Credit Program to include ditch companies, consistent with…

Implied Charitable Trust Restrictions On Nonprofit Lands, And… (November 2020)

Implied Charitable Trust Restrictions On Nonprofit Lands, And… (November 2020)
As a manager of a nonprofit, you have a firm grasp of the rules that govern the operation of your business. As part of that, you understand that there are…

IRS, Contributions in Exchange for State and Local Tax Credits (July 2019)

IRS, Contributions in Exchange for State and Local Tax Credits (July 2019)
Last month, CRC shared the negative impact that IRS final regulations on Contributions in Exchange for State and Local Tax Credits will have on Colorado…

CRC/TCE Transaction Cost Grants (May 2019)

CRC/TCE Transaction Cost Grants (May 2019)
Colorado Landowners have generously preserved over 2 million acres of Colorado’s great places though voluntary donations of conservation easements…

Nonprofits Now Eligible to Earn Tax Credits! (March 2014)

Nonprofits Now Eligible to Earn Tax Credits! (March 2014)
Since the tax credit was created in Colorado over a decade ago, the CO Dept. of Revenue had taken the position that nonprofits (generally, §501(c)(3) entities)…

CO Department Of Revenue’s Private Letter Ruling Regarding… (March 2014)

CO Department Of Revenue’s Private Letter Ruling Regarding… (March 2014)
You submitted on behalf of XXXXXXXXXXXX (“Company”) a request for a private letter ruling to the Colorado Department of Revenue (“Department”)…

CRC To Pay Tax Credit Application Fees & Other 2014… (January 2014)

CRC To Pay Tax Credit Application Fees & Other 2014… (January 2014)
Happy New Year! With the New Year upon us, the provisions of HB 1183 & SB 221 have taken effect. In this update, we hope to touch on the major ways…

Tax Form Filing & Tempel Holding Period News (December 2012)

Tax Form Filing & Tempel Holding Period News (December 2012)
The 1300s – that’s what we call them: CO Forms 1303, 1304 and 1305. Until recently, it was our understanding (and what the instructions to the forms say)…

LT Payment Assurance Program (April 2012)

LT Payment Assurance Program (April 2012)
You asked, and we listened! In recent years, many of you have asked about an effective, yet diplomatic solution to the problem of seeking payment…