Tag: REIT

What Is A REIT?

If you are looking into investing in real estate, you may have heard the abbreviation, “REIT”. This is something every real estate investor should be aware of. A REIT, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, is a real estate investment trust and is a company that owns, operates, or finances income-producing real estate.

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Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act – Legislative Action (REIT)

Update provided by The Real Estate Roundtable The Senate Finance Committee passed, by voice vote, an original bill offered by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Michael Enzi (R-WY) amending the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). This action represents major progress in the FIRPTA reform effort. The committee session included an extensive, 10-minute

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Discussion on Tax Planning for REITs

As a Tax Director for a publicly-held REIT, should a cost segregation analysis be rendered on the properties held by the REIT? It depends, but I would wholeheartedly recommend scoping the cost segregation opportunities on a property by property basis to assess the potential tax savings. As a reminder, pursuant to I.R.C. § 856 and

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