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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…


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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Protect 1031 Tax Exchanges: Commercial real estate backs 1031 exchange

The commercial real estate industry has sounded the alarm with a simple message to Congress: Hands off the 1031 exchange. Lobbyists from Washington joined San Diego-area brokers and companies that depend on the 1031 exchange at a breakfast Tuesday sponsored…

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Where do the FAA Values Come From?

Tax Commission Decision Each year the Utah State Tax Commission selects new values to be applied to qualifying parcels of land under the Farmland Assessment Act (FAA). The FAA values do not reflect real estate market values, but instead only…

Annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (April 30, 2014) — The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s 50 State Property Tax Comparison Study, produced in partnership with the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence, is now available at the Significant Features of the Property Tax subcenter…


Crowd blasts planned Kaysville tax increase

KAYSVILLE — “End run,“ “public trust“ and “surprise“ were just some of the comments residents hurled at the Kaysville City Council at Tuesday’s 2 ½-hour hearing on a proposed tax increase. In a standing-room-only crowd of about 200 people, resident…

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Property Tax Relief for Utah Citizens

Utah property values are on the rise, thanks to an economy and consumer confidence that continue to grow. For home and property owners, this also means increased property taxes which are based on valuations of properties that local county assessor…