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Court Upholds Tax-Exempt Conservation Lands

In May, the highest court in Massachusetts ruled that conservation land cannot be taxed. The case centered on a 120-acre woodland parcel in Hawley, an hour north of Springfield. Conservation groups celebrated the ruling, saying it affirmed that conservation owners qualify for the exemption because their natural habitats provide a public benefit. Others, including the Massachusetts Municipal Association and city leaders in Hawley, called the decision disappointing. “The fear is that people will game the system to park land tax-free and leave it open to later development,” said a lawyer for the city’s Board of Assessors. Read more HERE.


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