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Ten Things to Know About 1031 Exchanges

  Tax nerds may be able to spout off Internal Revenue Code Sections, but most people never get beyond 401(k). (That’s right, your workplace retirement savings plan is named after a section of the tax code.) Still, “Section 1031″ is…


Conservation Easements

A conservation easement (a type of express easement) is created by a voluntary legal agreement between a landowner and another party — usually the government — which restricts the development of a piece of land. Under certain specific conditions, conservation…

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How to challenge the taxable value of your property

What You Need to Challenge the Taxable Value of Your Property in Utah To successfully challenge the taxable value, you’ll need to establish at least one of the following facts: The tax assessor relied on information that is incorrect or incomplete….


Ins and outs of Greenbelt Taxes

What is GREENBELT? The Utah Farmland Assessment Act (FAA) or Greenbelt Act allows qualifying agricultural property to be assessed and taxed based upon its productive capabilities instead of the prevailing market value. Land in close proximity to expanding urban areas,…

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Congress Pondering 1031 Exchange

Over the past year, a variety of proposals have emerged from Congress designed to gut the tax code and create a simpler, more fair taxation framework. While many deride the U.S. tax code as “broken,” many sections, including Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, function…

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“Your Utah, Your Future” Survey

How do you envision the future of Utah?  By 2050, our population will nearly double, and Utah will add an estimated 2.5 million residents. Will we have enough water to drink? Will our air be clean? How will we educate…

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Utah Farm Bureau lists ‘Issues to Watch For in 2015’

SANDY-– Utah Farm Bureau has released its list of ‘Issues to Watch For in 2015’ upon returning from the national agricultural convention for the American Farm Bureau Federation and at the start of the 2015 Utah general legislative session. Though…

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On shores of idyllic Utah reservoir, a land war is being waged

This article was published by Salt Lake Tribune. ____________________________________________ Heber City • For four generations, David Cummings’ family has grazed sheep on the hillsides above Heber City, at one time owning vast sections of the valley now submerged beneath Jordanelle…