Increasing Incentives to Donate Land for Conservation

Sacred Hearts property at Great Neck © Heidi Marsella Bythe
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An Act Increasing the Conservation Land Tax Credit

H.2960 • S.1986

Sponsored by Representative Bradley Jones (R-North Reading), Representative Smitty Pignatelli (D-Lenox), & Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester)

The Massachusetts Conservation Land Tax Credit program (CLTC) offers an incentive for landowners who donate land for conservation purposes. Approved land donations that fit CLTC criteria are eligible for a tax credit of 50% of the donation value, up to $75,000.

CLTC is funded for up to $2 million a year, and is long overdue for a funding expansion that would allow for a larger number of these credits to be offered.

This bill would:

  • Raise the annual cap of the CLTC Program from $2 million to $5 million per year.
  • Achieve this by increasing the cap by $1 million/year over a three-year period.

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Take Action

You can help CLTC get its funding! Please contact your legislators and ask them to support this bill.