Green Horizon Land Trust
Green Horizon Land Trust was created to preserve environmentally valuable or sensitive lands and open space areas in and around the Central Florida Ridge for the benefit of the general public, and to educate the public as to the importance of such lands and their preservation.

Green Horizon Land Trust is a local, nonprofit, 501(C)(3) Florida corporation incorporated in 1991. The Trust is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of local individuals from such diverse fields as business, law, banking, real estate, land planning and conservation.

Green Horizon uses a variety of creative methods to achieve its land conservation goals and to financially benefit donors. Conservation may be accomplished through outright purchases, bargain sales, donations, conservation easements, limited development agreements or similar techniques.

Working through Green Horizon Land Trust, landowners may be able to take advantage of income, estate or property tax benefits that can help make land conservation affordable. Unlike government agencies, Green Horizon can act quickly and confidentially to accomplish the objectives of the landowner and still meet its preservation goals of the community.

Trade lands are lands or buildings that have little or no conservation value, but which can be given to Green Horizon Land Trust to be traded or sold. The proceeds are used to further the work of the Trust in acquiring property with significant preservation value for the enjoyment of the people of Florida forever.

Who may benefit from such a donation?
I. Owners of highly appreciated property whose sale would result in large capital gains tax. The Federal Tax Code allows a deduction of full market value up to 50 per cent of adjusted gross income in the year of the gift and a carry forward of the excess up to an additional five years applied each year up to 50 per cent limit. Corporations may deduct up to 10 per cent of taxable income.

2. Owners of substantial real estate holdings wishing to reduce estate tax burdens.

3. Owners of property that is no longer needed or used, such as raw land, building lots, vacation homes or retreats and commercial buildings. Note! Please consult your own financial advisor to determine vour tax benefits.

Contact Green Horizon Land Trust

Luther C. Parrott
Executive Director
225 E. Stuart Ave.
PO Box 2445
Lake Wales, Florida  33859-2445
Phone: (863) 678-1237
Cell Phone: (863) 295-3777
Fax: (863) 679-9254


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Florida


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