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How REIT Spinoffs Will Further Erode the Corporate Tax Base

While Congress has been obsessing about tax inversions, it turns out another—potentially more important–tax avoidance technique is getting increased attention from the business community: Spinning off tangible assets into Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Show More Summary

REITs and MLPs make tax inversions a diversion

U.S. authorities are letting Windstream call its telecom cables real estate, qualifying them for tax breaks. And a partnership will shield Hess assets from the IRS. Politicians, though, are indignant over firms that move overseas – even when home-grown tax loopholes are costlier.

Leona Helmsley's Haunted Mansion For Sale

Who remembers the 'Queen of Mean', Leona Helmsley...the real estate investor and hotelier who did time in the hokey for tax evasion? She was friends with Imelda Marcos and the Noriega family...and left a $12 million trust fund to her dog when she passed away. Show More Summary

Inversions May Be the Least of U.S. Corporate Tax Issues

Politicians are indignant over firms that move overseas -- even when home-grown tax loopholes, like real estate investment trusts and master limited partnership trusts, are costlier, Christopher Swann of Reuters Breakingviews writes...

Reincorporation, Renunciation, and a Dose of Reality

There’s more than one way for a corporation to reduce taxes. It doesn’t have to reincorporate itself overseas. It could instead spin off a part of itself into a publicly traded real estate investment fund. As long as the new REIT distributes...Show More Summary

BlackBerry Showing First Signs Of Serious Revenue Growth

By Egon Zee Research: After reducing adjusted operating expenses by 57% year over year and 13% quarter over quarter, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) is focusing on revenue growth. The non-recurring events like real estate sales, tax refunds,...Show More Summary

Florida Gov. Rakes in Campaign Cash From CEO Who Makes Millions Locking Up Immigrants

Florida Governor Rick Scott really knows how to pick a fundraiser. Last month, he was scheduled to attend a $10,000-a-plate event at the home of a real estate developer who'd done prison time on tax charges. Hours after Mother Jones disclosed the event, Scott canceled it. Show More Summary

Weekly Tax Roundup

Bloomberg, Limit on Contracts for Inverted Companies Wins in House Forbes, Five Stages Of Grief, IRS Version, by Robert W. Wood Forbes, The IRS Finally Figures Out The Real Estate Professional Rules, by Tony Nitti Forbes, Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS, by Robert W....

Tax Roundup, 7/7/14: IRS stands down on imaginary 750-hour rule for real estate pros. And: the real IRS budget problem.

A newly-released memo indicates that the IRS will no longer hold real estate professionals to an illegal standard in determining passive […]

L.A. Council backs $39-million subsidy for downtown hotel project

The Los Angeles City Council moved forward Tuesday with plans to allow a real estate developer to keep $39.2 million in taxes expected over 25 years from a downtown hotel and residential project planned next to the 110 Freeway.

Laundering Illegal Money? There's Ultraluxury New York Real Estate For That

For decades, if one wanted to launder a few million (or billion) without paying taxes and attracting undue government attention, the proper venue were bank accounts in Geneva, Zurich or Bern. However, following recent events when courtesy...Show More Summary

Georgia MLS will provide members with tax records from every county

Georgia Multiple Listing Service is partnering with CRS Data to provide public tax record information from all 159 Georgia counties to its 26,000 members. CRS’s Real Estate Suite will allow Georgia MLS members to evaluate tax assessor information including sales...

To Have And To Hold In Residential Real Estate

Marya Alsati-Morad , Associate Director, Commodity Indices Homeowners choose the time to sell their home for various personal and socioeconomic reasons but also for financial considerations such as mortgage rates, tax consequences, current property values, and the holding period. Show More Summary

The Run-Down of Gifting Real Estate – is it a Good Idea?

It Depends. Whether or not a gift is tax deductible generally depends on who the recipient is. For example, if you wanted to gift one of your rental properties to your kids, that is not a tax deduction to you. Gifting a property to a...Show More Summary

Wealthy Austrians Are Demanding To Be Taxed MORE

Wealthy Austrians have gotten together to demand their government tax them more. In a cover story in the Austrian weekly magazine Profil, a dozen or so bankers, CEOs, real estate moguls and inheritors say they have a civic duty to give...Show More Summary

The 7 Things to Know When Using A Self-Directed IRA For Investing In Real Estate

Real estate investing is an excellent means of diversifying your funds and can be accomplished through a self-directed IRA (SDIRA). There are several big pitfalls that investors can succumb to leading to a loss in tax advantages or causing you to suffer large fines and additional taxes. Show More Summary

Wall Street vets cleaning up as agents

Some Wall Street executives have left their high-paying jobs to sell luxury real estate, The Wall Street Journal reports. Leveraging their expertise on topics like trust law and tax shelters, some of these ex-bankers are able to bring home just as...

5 Strategies to Make Your Summer Vacation a Real Estate Tax Write-Off

As an investor, I love looking at houses where-ever I go. In fact, I am probably like most investors that always have real estate on the mind. Whether traveling to look for properties or managing properties while on the road, a portion...Show More Summary

Top Christie fundraiser may have gotten “special sweetheart deal”

A real estate developer who received a $105 tax incentive after a change in state law is drawing unwanted attention

Chris Christie fund-raiser got $106M tax break after law overhaul

A wealthy backer and chief campaign fund-raiser for Chris Christie got a $106 million subsidy for property development thanks to a timely change in New Jersey law, it was reported Monday. Real estate magnate John Hanson, a close ally...Show More Summary

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