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acooke
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
The National Association of State Foresters’ (NASF) FY 2013-2014 annual report is more than just an update on association accomplishments.  It is a testament to what engaged State Foresters, hard-working staff, and supportive partners did to help keep America’s working forests working.  Our work has real impact far beyond the beltway.          NASF is a leader in defining working forests along the full continuum from urban to rural lands. Whether people live near a single tree or deep in the...
Anonymous (not verified)
Monday, July 19, 2010 - 4:50pm
Senator Blanche LincolnUnited States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 Senator Jon KylUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510 RE: The Forestry community encourages your perseverance in reform of the estate tax Dear Senators Lincoln and Kyl: "When a society wants less of something they tax it: The estate tax is a tax on American capital... a tax on the economic mechanism that produces income. Do we truly want to reduce our means of income production in the United States?"-Vernon Smith, Nobel...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, December 2, 2005 - 12:00am
December 2, 2005 House of RepresentativesWashington, DC 20515 Dear Congressman, On behalf of the National Association of State Foresters, I am writing to encourage your support for the Timber Tax Act of 2005 (H.R. 3883). Tax policy has important impacts on forest management, as it influences the decisions made by the forest industry. Recent research conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the U.S. has an effective tax rate that is 16 percent above the median of other countries. Policy...
Anonymous (not verified)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 11:00pm
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN:Full Deduction of Casualty Losses to Timber During Natural Disasters BACKGROUND:Current law does not provide for adequate tax loss deductions for timber damaged due to natural disasters. Losses incurred by private landowners from natural disasters often discourage continued investment or reinvestment in forest management and will likely encourage conversion of forest land to other uses that provide high rates of return...
Anonymous (not verified)
Thursday, September 23, 1999 - 12:00am
ORIGIN OF RESOLUTION: Southern Group of State Foresters ISSUE OF CONCERN: Adopting "Taxation and Forest Sustainability: Recommendations for Positive Change" as a Policy Statement for the Association BACKGROUND: Taxation of forest land and forestry related income is a major concern of non-industrial private forest landowners. Tax policies at both the Federal and State level can have a major impact on forest management. Current provisions of the Federal tax code can encourage unsustainable...
Anonymous (not verified)
Friday, September 19, 1997 - 12:00am
Tax Incentives for Forest Resource Management Practices(retired by Resolution No. 2004-6) SITUATION: NIPF landowners have expressed their desire for tax incentives as a top priority to encourage voluntary financial investing in forest stewardship management during the National Conference on Forest Stewardship in Nebraska City, NE (April 1994. Likewise, the National Forest Owners Association (NFOA), has lobbied for such tax incentives. The long-term nature of forestry results in sustained...