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As a CPA a common question I am asked is: “How can I create a tax shelter using my real estate?” Let’s be honest: most of us, including me, do not have overseas bank accounts that allows us to shelter large amounts of income from taxes. If you are not in the Swiss bank account [...]Show More Summary
New York City has not changed its real estate tax rate in years, but soaring property values are sending the dollar volume of the money collected skyward. One has to wonder how long before a property... To view the full story, click the title link.
Over the weekend we got the latest confirmation that when it comes to enabling of tax evasion and parking of criminal money, HSBC is second only to US real estate in catering to shady offshore oligarchs, dictators, rock stars, monarchs, and even outright criminals. Show More Summary
The New York Times has been running a great series about high end real estate ownership in the city titled “Towers of Secrecy”. The upshot is that much of it is owned by people who are rarely if ever here. I believe there should be a...Show More Summary
The spotlight is turning to the city's 421a property tax program, reviled by some housing advocates as an unneeded giveaway to real estate billionaires and defended by developers as a crucial element... To view the full story, click the title link.
With Sheldon Silver gone, a key subsidy's future is even more unclear. To view the full story, click the title link.
The wealthy have lots of good reasons to invest their money in New York's residential real estate market, panoramic views and strong returns among them. But another perk, incredibly low taxes for some penthouse buyers, have people furious. Show More Summary
A trial will begin today in federal court in Manhattan pitting billionaire Ira Rennert against a trustee representing creditors in MagCorp, a failed mining outfit. The pending expiration of a... To view the full story, click the title link.
The expiration of a key real estate tax break on June 15 has touched off a fierce race among developers to break ground on residential projects across the city before time runs out. At stake are... To view the full story, click the title link.
It’s almost that time of year again. That’s right! Tax season is closer than you think. Although I know everyone is working hard in 2015 to establish new deals, new rentals, and new flips, let’s not forget about 2014. I’m sure many of you are rolling your eyes and thinking, “Really? Tax day is months [...]Show More Summary
Testifying before a City Council committee Thursday, a senior de Blasio administration official outlined the ways that a controversial real estate tax abatement called 421-a has helped produce... To view the full story, click the title link.
Bradley Borden (Brooklyn), Rethinking the Tax-Revenue Effect of REIT Taxation, 16 Fla. Tax Rev. ___ (2015): Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have recently made headlines in major media outlets and have caught the attention of lawmakers and analysts because they erode the corporate tax base. REITs are not subject to...
More than 8,000 people have lost their jobs in Atlantic City's collapse, as casinos continue to close and the city's real estate tax base shrinks by more than $3 billion over the next year. Into this nightmare steps Governor Chris Christie, who announced today that he was taking control of the city's operations through an executive order. [ more › ]
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver faces arrest Thursday on corruption charges linked to payments from a law firm that specializes in seeking reductions of real estate taxes, The New York... To view the full story, click the title link.
Putting off taxes until tomorrow, is almost always wise. That's why even huge real estate deals are often structured as 1031 exchanges, not sales. And little guys can do it too.
All of us are busy and could probably list a handful of items that we should delegate in our real estate businesses. If you haven’t appealed your property taxes before, you need to do it (at least once so you know and understand the process), and if you’re still appealing your taxes, you should consider delegating [...]Show More Summary
Up until the end of last week, we were all in the dark as to the fate of the tax world. Were we going to get the extensions for the tax benefits or were they all going away in a cloud of smoke? Luckily for us, on Friday afternoon the President finally signed the extenders [...]Show More Summary
Adam Milstein, LA real estate mogul, convicted tax felon, and Israeli-American, says American Jews are "naive" about the threat to Israel. So is that why he wants to buy elections on California campuses?
Our world is massively leveraged. This is not only in total dollars, yen, yuan, or euros; but also in percentage of debt to income, tax revenue, and gross domestic product (GDP). I’m personally not a huge fan of massive financial leverage, but the point of this article isn’t to disparage central bankers around the world. [...]Show More Summary