Virginia Land Preservation Tax Credit Quality

Land preservation tax credits are attractive to many purchasers because they offer high returns along with the ability to participate in the protection of important wildlife habitat, scenic vistas, watersheds, and other open space values in Virginia. Not all credits are created equal, however, and some are more likely than others to accomplish both the tax incentive program’s land conservation goals and the purchaser’s tax savings goals.

Conservation Partners, LLC recognizes that the Virginia land preservation tax credit program only will be sustainable over the long term if the credits offer purchasers an attractive return at an acceptably low level of risk. Credit purchasers and easement donors alike choose to work with us because they know our reputation for quality, and they realize that we and our extended team of professionals work hard to help donors prepare quality credits to meet the uncompromising expectations of risk-conscious Virginia taxpayers.

  • Each credit sold through Conservation Partners, LLC is backed by the credit seller’s contractual indemnification as provided in the Tax Credit Purchase Agreement.
  • We have reviewed the underlying easement and appraisal for compliance with our Quality Standards.
  • Conservation Partners, LLC does not market credits that are based on appraisals we feel are abusive or not appropriately supported by market evidence.
  • We maintain high standards to benefit both sellers and buyers of land preservation tax credits, and we believe that our standards ultimately enhance land conservation efforts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.