Tax Credit Connection, Inc.

Selling Credits

If you’re interested in buying or selling Colorado conservation easement tax credits, simply download the appropriate form below and return it to Tax Credit Connection, Inc or just give us a call and we’ll walk through the form with you over the phone.

Generally, transfers must close by April 15, 2018 for use to offset taxes owed for 2017. Tax Credit Connection, Inc. provides incentives to buyers who choose to buy their credits early which means that we always have buyers ready to buy credits on the schedule that works best for you.

Special rules apply to taxpayers who donated easements before June 7, 2005 or who have a fiscal year that is not the calendar year. Please contact us for additional information about these circumstances. Early Registration is recommended.

Seller Requirements

We request that Sellers of Conservation Easement tax credits must submit a registration form to Tax Credit Connection, Inc. as well as copies of the following documents:

  • Recorded conservation easement
  • Conservation easement appraisal
  • Baseline Documentation Report
  • Title Commitment
  • Acknowledgement letter from Grantee organization
  • Federal tax form 8283 and its attachment
  • State tax form DR1305

The following documents are only needed in some cases:

  • Mineral report
  • Subordination agreement

Don’t worry if you don’t have all of your documents handy. We are happy to reach out to your land trust or other professional to obtain copies for you.

All of these documents will be reviewed thoroughly by Tax Credit Connection, Inc’s staff before we help you submit your application to the Colorado Division of Real Estate for review. We aim to catch any issues that might create problems during the state review process.

Once Tax Credit Connection has reviewed all of your documents, we will walk you through the state application process and be available for any questions or concerns that may arise during the state’s review.

For more details, please refer to Page 2 of our Seller Form, which can be downloaded below, or call our team at (303) 774-8195.

Tax Credit Connection has created a Step-by-Step Guide To Donating a Conservation Easement. Please click on the hyperlink to view the document. We hope this will provide useful information on how the process works. Please feel free to call us with any questions. We are always glad to help in any way possible.

Download Seller Form 2017 (PDF)

Tax Credit Certificate Financial Agreement Application

The application fee to receive a tax credit certificate from the state has gone up from $10,375 to $12,350 effective January 1, 2017. We know it is expensive to make a conservation easement gift and that after paying all of your other fees, you may need some help with the application fee. We are offering a limited number of Tax Credit Certificate Financial Agreements on a first come, first served basis for landowners who would like Tax Credit Connection to front the money for the certificate application, to be repaid at the time the tax credits are sold.

Click here for the Tax Credit Certificate Financial Agreement Application form and send it in today.