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IMPACTED BY EMINENT DOMAIN?
The Tax Exchange Institute was formed to help educate and inform landowners how to keep more of their capital when faced with the threat of condemnation. 

As landowner advocates, we are dedicated to help make sure you know your rights and what to expect. 
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Are You About To Lose Your Property?
If you have recently been approached by a right-of-way agent to sell your property for a new roadway, pipeline, power line, or water reservoir, we can help you sort it out.
Did You Lose Your Property In The Past?
If you received right-of-way money for your property and paid capital gain taxes in the past, we may be able to help get your taxes back.
About Us
As a landowner, we strongly believe you need to know how to navigate the threats of eminent domain and make good choices for you and your family. Learning about eminent domain and the condemnation process is your best way for you to come out ahead.
Education is our mission.
Helping landowners is our passion.
WHAT LANDOWNERS ARE ASKING
What is Eminent Domain?
Eminent domain is the power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, private person, or corporation authorized to exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property. This includes power lines, sewers, roads and other such takings.

Americans are often surprised to discover that the government can take their private property without their consent. Most people become aware of the government’s power of eminent domain (also known as “condemnation”) when they discover that their property is needed for a public project, such as road improvements, a new school, utility upgrades, conservation, or an airport expansion.
 
The use of eminent domain to “take” private property and the actual process of “taking” land for public use is limited by the U. S. Constitution as well as the constitution and laws of each state. Condemnation power is one of our government’s greatest powers. This risk can be diminished with the help of advisors familiar with the financial and legal impacts of eminent domain. 
 
What is the Tax Exchange Institute?
The Tax Exchange Institute was launched in 2016 in response to the many farmers and ranchers who are negatively affected by eminent domain. When landowners are forced to sell their property, they receive monetary compensation from the condemning entity for the sale and the amount they receive may or may not be fair market value. The power of eminent domain to take private property creates many complex choices and outcomes. For example, once the landowner accepts the money, they often have to pay capital gains tax on the amount they received.
  
The Tax Exchange Institute, based in Houston, is an established educational entity that provides impacted landowners with knowledge that can result in optimum financial decisions. The professionals at the Institute have a dedicated role: to help landowners understand the eminent domain process and their rights therein.

The Tax Exchange Institute does not provide legal or financial advice and does not charge landowners for any of its information.
 
Why was I contacted by the Tax Exchange Institute?
We found your information through various public information records and reached out to you. Eminent domain records are part of the public information that all condemning entities are required to disclose. 

Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement. 

Many states have laws analogous to the United States FOIA which guarantees the accessibility of information held by Federal government agencies to the public. For example, the Texas Public Information Act applies to all governmental bodies, including all boards, commissions and committees created by the executive or legislative branch. It also may apply to a body that is supported by public funds or that spends public funds. Private organizations that hold records for governmental bodies also are covered.
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I got a check from a condemning entity a few years ago and paid taxes on the settlement amount. What difference does it make now?
If you received right-of-way money for your property and paid capital gain(s) tax in the past, then the Tax Exchange Institute may be able to educate you on the process for getting those taxes back. Of course, you must meet certain requirements. Please download our free report above to learn more. 


Mark Dameron, Co-Founder, says:


My grandfather and father were cattle ranchers in Texas and Colorado. 
Eminent domain was an ongoing challenge. 
The Tax Exchange Institute provides resources 
and answers to many questions landowners have when a right-of-way agent knocks on their front door and wants lay a pipeline or transmission lines 
across their property. 

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