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IRS guidance on REMICs and REITs with respect to the Home Affordable Refinance Program

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2012

In late December, the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2012-5 and Rev. Proc. 2012-14) that relaxed the real estate mortgage investment conduit (“REMIC”) and real estate investment trust (“REIT”) rules to accommodate refinanced “underwater” loans in Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) sponsored single family mortgagebacked securities