Legislative Victory for Golf Course Owners!
Conservation Easement Tax Incentive Eligibility Change!
The We Are Golf (WAG) coalition, of which the NGCOA is a founding member, scored a significant victory recently when it successfully reversed an effort within the Senate Finance Committee to specifically exclude golf courses from conservation easement tax incentive eligibility.
The NGCOA encouraged members in key states to act on behalf of this change. Forbes-Tate, We Are Golf's Washington, D.C.-based advocacy firm, led an effort that was supported by several WAG member organizations, including the NGCOA, to convince key members of the Senate Finance Committee to include golf courses among land uses eligible for conservation easement tax incentives. WAG will continue to remain vigilant with both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee to ensure that golf courses remain eligible for conservation easement tax incentives.
While WAG was successful in this instance, much work remains to ensure that golf courses retain their conservation easement tax incentive eligibility.