Eileen O'Pray

Eileen O'Pray

Shearman & Sterling LLP

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FATCA: Implications for Non-US Funds

A general guide in determining the application of FATCA to non-US funds. I. What Is FATCA? FATCA refers to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (contained in Sections 1471 through 1474 of the US Internal Revenue...more

5/28/2014 - FATCA Income Taxes International Tax Issues Offshore Funds Tax Evasion

Proposed Regulations Provide Greater Certainty on the REIT Classification of Solar and Other Non-Traditional Assets

The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and Treasury Department have proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) under Section 856 of the Internal Revenue Code providing guidance for analyzing whether non-traditional...more

5/15/2014 - Business Assets IRS Proposed Regulation Real Estate Investments REIT Solar Panels Spinoffs Tax Planning U.S. Treasury

United States Signs FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement With the Cayman Islands

The US Department of the Treasury recently announced that the United States has signed a “Model 1” intergovernmental agreement (an “IGA”) with respect to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) with the Cayman...more

12/9/2013 - FATCA IGAs

Revival of REIT Rulings Could Mean Good News for Companies with Non-Traditional Assets Considering Becoming REITs

In recent years, there has been a considerable expansion of the types of companies holding non-traditional real estate assets that have elected to become real estate investment trusts for US federal income tax purposes...more

11/25/2013 - Income Taxes IRS Mortgage REITS Mortgages Real Estate Market REIT

Cayman Islands Government Announces FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement

The Cayman Islands government announced on August 13, 2013 that it has concluded negotiations with the US government on a “Model 1” intergovernmental agreement (“IGA”) with respect to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

8/22/2013 - Compliance FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements Tax Reform TIEA

Expansion of REIT-able Assets and REIT Conversions

In recent years, the US Internal Revenue Service has considerably expanded the categories of real estate assets that may be owned by a real estate investment trust (a “REIT”). This expansion of qualifying or “REIT-able”...more

5/30/2013 - IRS Pipelines Power Plants Railways REIT Timber Wireless Industry

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