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"Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations Defining ‘Real Property’ for REIT Purposes"

On May 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released proposed regulations defining the term “real property” for purposes of the REIT rules. The proposed regulations, which provide a framework for taxpayers,...more

5/13/2014 - Business Assets Proposed Regulation Real Estate Investments REIT Safe Harbors Solar Panels U.S. Treasury

"Treasury and IRS Release FATCA Regulations"

New Regulations Address Some Concerns and Coordinate FATCA Rules with Other Reporting and Withholding Rules - On February 20, 2014, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a comprehensive set of final and...more

3/13/2014 - FATCA IGAs IRS U.S. Treasury

"Chairman Camp’s Proposals Place REITs in the Crosshairs"

On February 25, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R. Mich.) proposed a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code (the Code). While the “Tax Reform Act of 2014,” (the Proposals) contains a number of previously...more

3/3/2014 - C-Corporation IRS REIT Tax Reform

"IRS Introduces Long-Awaited Proposed Regulations Addressing the Allocation of Partnership Liabilities and Partnership Disguised...

On January 29, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) and the Treasury Department (Treasury) introduced a long-awaited package of proposed regulations (the Proposed Regulations) that would significantly change the rules...more

2/26/2014 - Business Taxes IRS Partnerships Tax Liability

"IRS Releases Final and Proposed Regulations Regarding Dividend Equivalent Payments to Foreigners"

As part of 2010 legislation, Congress enacted section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which provides that payments made to foreign persons under specified notional principal contracts (“Specified NPCs”), securities...more

12/16/2013 - Compliance Corporate Counsel Corporate Taxes Dividends Foreign Nationals IRS

"IRS Completes Review of REIT Ruling Standards and Resumes Issuing Rulings"

On November 14, the IRS contacted many firms to let them know that the so-called REIT working group has completed its task. The IRS’s temporary hold on issuing rulings on what constitutes real property for REIT purposes is...more

11/18/2013 - IRS Real Estate Transfers REIT U.S. Treasury

"Treasury and IRS Move to Implement FATCA as 2014 Start Date Approaches"

On October 29, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-69 as the next step in implementing far-reaching legislation commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Congress enacted FATCA in 2010 as part of...more

11/5/2013 - Deadlines FATCA HIRE Act IRS Tax Evasion U.S. Treasury

"New FIRPTA Reform Would Attract Foreign Investment in US REITs"

Yesterday, Reps. Kevin Brady of Texas and Joseph Crowley of New York proposed a major reform to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Introduced as H.R. 2870, the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of...more

8/1/2013 - FIRPTA Foreign Investment Income Tax Treaty Investment Portfolios REIT

"With Iron Mountain Ruling, IRS Continues Consistent Approach to Defining REIT ‘Real Estate’"

A significant amount of press attention has been given to an unusual press release filed with the SEC yesterday by Iron Mountain regarding its planned conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT). Iron Mountain said...more

6/8/2013 - IRS Private Letter Rulings REIT SEC

"House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposals for Financial Products"

On January 24, 2013, Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a “discussion draft” of a bill relating to the taxation of derivatives and other financial products (the Discussion...more

1/29/2013 - Debt-Relief Industry Derivatives Discussion Draft Market Discount Rules Restructuring Wash Sale Rules Ways and Means Committee

"Treasury and IRS Finalize Highly Anticipated FATCA Regulations"

On January 17, 2013, the Treasury Department and the IRS issued comprehensive final regulations implementing Sections 1471 through 1474 of the Internal Revenue Code (commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act,...more

1/25/2013 - Due Diligence FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements IRS U.S. Treasury Withholding Tax

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