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IRS Ruling Creates Opportunities for Tax Savings by Companies With Substantial Real Estate Assets

On July 29, Windstream announced that it plans to spin off certain telecommunications network assets into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Windstream made the announcement after it obtained...more

Are REITs a Viable Strategy for Communications Companies?

Windstream Holdings, Inc. recently announced plans to spin off its copper, fiber and other fixed real estate assets into an independent publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). Windstream received a private letter...more

Billboard Tax Imposed on New York City’s Commercial Renters

Companies with ads on New York’s billboards may find that tax collectors are their first customers. New York City imposes a little-known commercial rent tax on tenants renting commercial premises in Manhattan, south of...more

Iowa State Board of Tax Review Rules in Favor of Cable Company in Central Assessment Property Tax Case

On August 28, 2012 the Iowa State Board of Tax Review ruled in favor of Cable One, Inc. (Cable One) in a case dealing with the question as to whether the Iowa Department of Revenue (the Department) could treat Cable One as a...more

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