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UBS Too Dirty To Sue Billionaire Offshore Tax Cheat, Judge Rules

Decision comes in malicious prosecution lawsuit the bank and UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld had brought against real estate developer Igor Olenicoff.  

Donald Trump Versus Tax Reform

For commercial real estate the tax benefit provided by like-kind exchanges is "like an IRA account on baseball steroids."

4 Real Estate Myths Many Investors Embrace as “Eternal Truths”

There are many universally accepted, hard ‘n fast truisms in real estate investments that are quite simply factually inaccurate. Today let’s take just a few major examples. 1. Buy and hold forever. 2. Always plan to utilize tax deferral to role over gains without taxation. 3.  Cash flow is ALWAYS king. 4.  Investors should always sell [...]Show More Summary

New study shows like-kind exchange tax provision benefits U.S. economy

A groundbreaking new economic study of the U.S. commercial real estate market released last month highlights the critical role the “like-kind exchange” tax provision plays in strengthening our economy, safeguarding property values and stabilizing rents.

MTA getting $1B cash boost through 2019: officials

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Better-than-expected revenues from fares, tolls and real estate taxes, as well as savings on worker pensions and fuel, gave the MTA a $1 billion cash boost through 2019.

Chicago’s 9 percent cloud tax will include real estate listings, prices

On June 9, the city of Chicago released a tax expansion ruling to include streaming and cloud-based data in its 9 percent gross receipt tax. Effective July 1, the "clarification" has technology companies, lawmakers and housing market experts in the city scratching their heads, wondering what the ruling covers and how much of an impact it could have...

Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

Alan Appel (New York Law School), Structuring Investments by Foreign Persons in U.S. Real Estate Brad Badertscher (Notre Dame), Sharon Katz (Columbia), Sonja Rego (Indiana) & Ryan Wilson (Oregon), Conforming Tax Avoidance and Capital Market Pressure Bruce Bean (Michigan State) & Abbey Farnsworth, The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act:...

When it comes to real estate, location is important — but so is timing

Millions of buyers who took advantage of the federal homebuyer tax credit in 2009 and bought a home before the housing market officially tanked would have been better off financially if they had continued to rent...

Standard Deduction: Jeb Bush Tax Returns Recall Old Days of Shelters

Mr. Bush paid an effective tax rate of 40 percent in 2013, but his dealings in real estate allowed him to pay almost no income tax in the 1980s.

Developers mulling legal challenge to 421-a deal

Top developers in the city are questioning the legality of the deal to revamp the 421-a tax exemption program for housing, notably a provision empowering the Real Estate Board of New York and the... To view the full story, click the title link.

City extends taxing power to movies, music, more

Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently...

REITs -- Benign, Benevolent Structures

REITs (real estate investment trusts) have come under intense scrutiny. The media and lawmakers criticize REITs because they erode the corporate tax base. A careful study reveals, however, that even though they may erode the corporate tax base, REITs do not seriously affect government tax revenue, so they are benign from a tax-revenue perspective. Show More Summary

Borden: Reforming REIT Taxation (Or Not)

Bradley T. Borden (Brooklyn), Reforming REIT Taxation (Or Not), 53 Hous. L. Rev. ___ (2015): Tax law treats the income of real estate investment trusts (REITs) differently from the income of regular corporations. Income distributed by regular corporations is subject to an entity-level tax and a shareholder-level tax, while taxable...

Cash-strapped MTA benefits from real estate boom

The city's exploding real estate market has been a boon for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The authority has received $732.4 million this year from mortgage and property-sale taxes, which... To view the full story, click the title link.

4 tax-free strategies for investing in real estate

To successfully leverage debt and taxes, an investor must have the right plan plus a great tax advisor who understands real estate investing and the tax laws. To help your real estate clients build long-term wealth, these four tax-free investment strategies can be great tips to share when selling and buying property...

BGA: Valerie Jarrett Advocates Ending Tax Break - But Benefits From It

White House advisor Valerie Jarrett was tasked by President Obama with trying to kill a controversial income tax perk used by the "wealthy and well-connected." Yet she made a killing on a Chicago real estate deal by enlisting the same...Show More Summary

Forbes 2015 Investment Guide: 137 Ways To Get Rich

Plus: New Money Masters, the Next Generation of Leaders in Money and Finance NEW YORK (June 17, 2015) – The Forbes special 2015 Investment Guide features the smartest stock buys, real estate strategies, tax ploys and income plays from the world’s best market minds in the June 29, 2015 issue of [...]

Donald Trump Announces Bid For Presidency: What Is His Tax Plan?

Earlier today, real estate mogul, reality TV star and noted gasbag Donald Trump announced that he is running for President. If my math is correct, approximately 37% of the population is now seeking the Republican nomination and the right to take on Hillary Clinton in November 2016 for a spot in the White House. While [...]

Paul Opposes Tax Ploy For Reviving Trade Deal, Trump Eyes Exclusive D.C. Real Estate, FDA Takes Trans Fats Off the Menu: P.M. Links

last monthNews : Reason

Sen. Rand Paul opposes a small business tax-based ploy to revive the recently failed trade deal. The House voted today to delay the deadline for doing anything about the bill until the end of July. Donald Trump's self-marketing ployShow More Summary

Developers race to get projects approved before 421-a expires

Real estate developers anticipating the expiration of the controversial 421-a tax exemption, which will expire at the end of the month, are scrambling to file their projects with the city. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

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