IRS Battles Conservation-Easement Claims

By | January 6, 2016

Golf courses have accounted for some of the more contentious cases over the tax breaks, which allow people to claim a charitable deduction for giving away the right to develop land. Last month, the Internal Revenue Service won a challenge to a claim by two St. James Plantation golf courses in Southport, N.C., to receive nearly $8 million in tax breaks, with the judge noting that “patches of native vegetation and wildlife don’t justify seven-figure tax breaks.”