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New IRS Guidance Limits Tax-Free Spin-Off Rulings – Implications for REIT Spin-Offs

On September 14, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Notice 2015-59 (the “Notice”) and Revenue Procedure 2015-43 (the “Rev Proc”; together with the Notice, the “Spin-Off Guidance”). Under the Spin-Off Guidance,...more

The Treasury and the IRS Issue Spin-Off Revenue Procedure and Notice Announcing No-Rule Areas That Are Under Study

On September 14th, the IRS released Rev. Proc. 2015 43 (the “Rev. Proc.”) announcing new “no-rule” areas with respect to spin offs involving substantial amounts of investment assets, small amounts of active trade or business...more

New REIT Bill Coming?

In late April, Senator Orrin Hatch introduced Senate bill 915, the Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015. When a foreign person invests in property in the U.S., that person is subject to U.S. tax when he/she/it...more

"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

Investment in real estate: France-German double tax treaty changes

On 31 March 2015, the Governments of France and Germany signed an amendment to the France-German treaty dated (the “Treaty”), which will have an impact in the future for certain investments in real estate. For France, this...more

Real Estate Gazette - Issue 19 (Global)

In This Issue: - INTERNATIONAL: Key Issues For Real Estate In The Implementation Of The AIFMD Across Europe - ASIA: Understanding Four Key Changes To The Hong Kong REIT Code -...more

3 Developments Real Estate Fund Sponsors Should Know for 2015

Changes in fee terms as well as new guidance regarding GAAP consolidation and potential future tax developments can impact how fund sponsors structure and negotiate their investment vehicles. Despite a slight downturn in...more

"Unlocking Value Through REIT Spin-Offs"

Real estate investment trust (REIT) spin-offs provide a means for companies to unlock the value of their real estate. Due to current economic conditions, more companies in more business sectors are considering separating...more

OSC Expects REIT Distributions Disclosure to Yield More Information

In the current low interest rate environment, yield-hungry investors have been particularly attracted to real estate investment trusts (REITs), which, as tax-efficient, flow-through investment vehicles, aim to pay regular...more

Overview of UK Real Estate Structures and Transactions

This Overview provides a general summary of the different corporate structures that may be used to hold, and transact in, UK real estate (such as special purpose vehicles, property unit trusts, partnerships and REITS), the...more

New Amendment To The France-Luxembourg Tax Treaty: Capital Gains On Sale Of Real Estate Entities Will Be Taxable In The State...

Based on the press release issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance (MoF), the amendment allocates the right to tax capital gains realised upon the sale of stock, shares or other rights in companies, trusts or any other...more

Investment in French real estate: France-Luxembourg double tax treaty changes

On 5 September 2014, the Governments of France and Luxembourg signed an amendment to the France-Luxembourg treaty dated 1 April 1958 (the “Treaty”), which will have an impact in the future for certain investments in French...more

How Windstream Ruling Will Affect Foreign Taxpayers

In general, a REIT is a special purpose entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes that requires at least 75 percent of the value of the entity’s gross assets to consist of real estate assets, cash, cash items, and...more

"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

UK REITs: A New Dawn

This client briefing provides an overview of the proposed relaxation by the UK Treasury of the rules governing the UK Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regime that will come into force in April 2012. ...more

The Internal Revenue Service Rules in Favor of Multi-Class REIT Structure with Deductible Offering Costs

In a private letter ruling (PLR) that we obtained on behalf of a client, the IRS extended rules applicable to open-end mutual funds (RICs) to a publicly registered, non-traded real estate investment trust (a REIT). The IRS...more

FDI in Real Estate (With Special Reference to Mauritius)

FDI in Real Estate

Real Estate Sector is and was on Boom. The Following Article will clarify the need, ways and legal complications for FDI in Real Estate in India. Specially Taxation issue with Maritius. WAYS IN WHICH FOREIGN INVESTMENT CAN...more

Foreign Direct Investment In India (Real Estate)

FDI in Real Estate (With Special Reference to Mauritius)

Foreign Direct Investment in India in Real Estate Sector eas and is on boom now. This article throws light upon the Opportunities and Legal Structure for FDI in India in Real Estate Sector with Special Refernce to Taxation...more

FDI in Real Estate in India

FDI in Real Estate in India: Legal Framework

This document carries out varioud legal and procedural requirement for investment in India in Real Estate Business. CS Devesh Pandey Corporate Consultant 9811237186 Singhania & Co LLP Advocates and Solicitors International...more

China REIT Update

After several years of speculation, it looks like China is at last in the process of implementing a real estate investment trust (REIT) regime. While property developers and investors, who have eagerly been awaiting the...more

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