Land Conservation Incentives Act; tax credit. (SB403)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land preservation tax credit. The bill provides an aggregate limit of $600,000 in tax credit for each parcel of land donated under the Virginia Land Conservation Incentives Act of 1999, which limit includes any transfer of unused tax credits. The bill provides that no more than one donation can be made from the same parcel of land during a 15-year period, unless there is no affiliation between the persons or entities who already have been allowed credit with respect to the parcel and the persons or entities seeking credit. For donations of property made on or after January 1, 2007, the bill would require that the donation be reviewed by a licensed reviewer for purposes of determining whether or not the donation is in compliance with standards promulgated by the Department of Taxation. No credit would be allowed for any donation made on or after such date unless the licensed reviewer certifies compliance, and the donation is subsequently registered with the Department. The Department would issue licenses to qualified applicants seeking to become licensed reviewers. Amends § 58.1-512, § 58.1-512.1, § 58.1-513, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069142732
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from TAX (SB403)
02/14/2006Incorporated by Finance (SB93-Watkins) (15-Y 0-N)