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Urged on by activists and institutional shareholders, a large number of companies with real estate holdings pursued real estate investment trust (REIT) conversions or spinoffs in 2014. At least half a dozen companies...more
In our last post, we began speaking about the potential for businesses to take advantage of tax law to defer capital gains tax on business property they want to relinquish. One important thing to point out, though, is that...more
Interest in acquiring Japanese real estate, such as hotels, office buildings and retail complexes, is increasing due to Abenomics and the depreciation of the yen against major currencies. Japan expects to have a robust estate...more
The Revenue and Taxation Code permits the imposition of a documentary transfer tax when there is "realty sold." The Code also requires entities to report a "change in ownership" of legal entities. In 926 North Ardmore...more
California state and local government agencies looking for more revenue have long been looking at real estate sales to increase their tax take. Last month, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District...more
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
In June 17, 2014, in Wirth v. Commonwealth, 82-85 MAP 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the “Court”) affirmed the Commonwealth Court’s holding that nonresident limited partners were liable for Pennsylvania Personal Income...more
Proportion of deductible input VAT relating to mixed used buildings is generally determined based on an area based allocation formula.
With judgment dated 7 May 2014 (V R 1/10), the Federal Fiscal Court (Bundesfinanzhof,...more
The rule set out in California Code of Regulations Title 18 Section 462.180(d)(1)(B) provides there is a change in the ownership of real property owned by an LLC, "when any corporation, partnership, LLC, or any person… obtain...more
On June 3, 2014, in a published decision, the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District affirmed the Superior Court ruling in Ocean Avenue LLC v. County of Los Angeles, holding that even though 100 percent...more
In certain recent transactions, a corporation distributes a subsidiary corporation holding the distributing corporation’s real estate assets to the distributing corporation’s shareholders in a tax-free “spin-off.” Not only...more
The IRS has recently proposed regulations under Section 752 of the Code which, if finalized in current form, would radically change the use of guarantees in partnership transactions. Under these regulations, bottom guarantees...more
In general, discharge of indebtedness income is excluded from the gross income of a taxpayer (other than a C corporation) if the indebtedness is qualified real property business indebtedness (QRPBI). To qualify as QRPBI, the...more
To welcome in the new year, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Rev. Proc. 2014-12, 2014-3 I.R.B. 415, to provide administrative guidance to the federal historic tax credit industry in the aftermath of the Third...more
Scope of the Guidance & General Information -
1. Application of the Guidance is limited to allocations of HTC from Buildings that are placed in service on or after December 30, 2013.
2. This means the Guidance...more
On December 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued much anticipated guidance, in the form of Revenue Procedure 2014-12, providing a safe harbor under which it will not challenge a partnership’s allocations of...more
Transfer of interests leads to loss of qualification as a former partner within the meaning of Sec. 1 para 2a RETTA.
The Federal Financial Court of Germany recently decided that real estate transfer tax (RETT) is due...more
Verlust der (Alt-)Gesellschafterstellung in einer Personengesellschaft i.S.d. § 1 Abs. 2a GrEStG durch zivilrechtlich wirksame Übertragung des Mitgliedschaftsrechts.
In einem kürzlich veröffentlichten Urteil (II R 3/11)...more
On January 9, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued a revised version of previously released Rev. Proc. 2014-12, providing a safe harbor for the allocation of IRC Sec. 47 rehabilitation tax credits in tax credit...more
On December 30, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued its long-awaited historic rehabilitation tax credit guidance in the form of a Revenue Procedure that outlines a safe harbor for allocations of the...more
Following Historic Boardwalk Hall LLC v. Commissioner, 694 F.3d 425 (3d Cir. 2012), which rejected a partnership's allocation of rehabilitation tax credits to a purported partner, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently...more
The IRS recently issued Revenue Procedure 2014-12, providing a safe harbor under which the IRS will not challenge partnership allocations of “section 47” federal rehabilitation tax credits. In the aftermath of the IRS’s win...more
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently issued guidance in Rev. Proc. 2014-12, providing a safe harbor for the allocation of IRC Sec. 47 rehabilitation tax credits in tax credit partnerships under IRC Sec. 704(b). The...more
Joint And POD Accounts: Weapon of Choice Of Transferees When Exerting Undue Influence?
by James F. McDonough, Jr. on October 1, 2013
Will contests alleging undue influence are not uncommon. A will was, for many years,...more
Key Questions to Ask During Business Succession Planning
by Frank L. Brunetti on August 30, 2013
Succession planning is an essential component to business continuity, a smooth
transition, and effective estate and tax...more
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