Sarah Ralph

Sarah Ralph

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"FIRPTA Reform Opens Door to Increased Foreign Investment in US Real Estate"

This afternoon, Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) re-introduced in the House of Representatives a bill to significantly reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Introduced as H.R....more

5/1/2015 - Capital Gains FIRPTA Foreign Investment Pension Funds Property Tax Real Estate Investments REITS RICs Tax Exemptions

"Senate Finance Committee Takes Unanimous Step Toward FIRPTA Reform"

On February 11, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a significant reform to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). The proposal demonstrates the continued bipartisan legislative...more

2/14/2015 - Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Debt Securities FIRPTA Foreign Investment Investment Portfolios Pension Funds Real Estate Investments Regulatory Reform REITS Senate Finance Committee Tax Liability Tax Treaty

"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

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