Examining a Tax Break That Benefits Wealthy Landowners

The Internal Revenue Service is scrutinizing donations of development restrictions made by property owners. Former government officials warn that the so-called conservation easement tax break is susceptible to abuse.

Published Nov. 6, 2013

Sources: IRS; The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

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