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The House joins the Senate Finance Committee in proposing FIRPTA reform
  • Goulston & Storrs PC
  • USA
  • May 22 2015

FIRPTA real estate tax reform continues its momentum with the recent release of bill text for H.R. 2128, the latest House Bill introduced by Kevin

Elder abuse five common scams aimed at seniors
  • DelCotto Law Group PLLC
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

Fraudsters often set their sights on victims with the least ability to protect themselves. Seniors have become prime targets in recent years

The importance of effective tax planning by foreign nationals when purchasing real estate in the U.S.
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

Foreign nationals looking to purchase real estate in the U.S. are often unaware of how drastically the tax and real estate laws in their own

Native American law watch - Spring 2015
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming contrasted two tribes’ eagle interests, the First

Tax Code amendments proposed to facilitate foreign investment in REITs and U.S. commercial properties
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2015

On April 30, 2015, Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joe Crowley (D-NY), both members of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee, introduced

Texas Appellate Court decision reads definition of tangible personal property expansively for Texas tax purposes
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

Last week, the Texas Third District Court of Appeals (Austin) issued an opinion that could expand the types of businesses that qualify for the

Disguised sale of state credits
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

In Virginia Historic Tax Credit Fund 2001 LP v. Commissioner, 639 F. 3rd 141 (4th Cir. 2011), the Fourth Circuit held that the disproportionate

New York’s “Real Property Tax Cap” and “Real Property Tax Freeze Credit” survive challenge
  • Phillips Lytle LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

In a recent decision, the Albany County Supreme Court upheld the "Real Property Tax Cap" and "Real Property Tax Freeze Credit" provisions of New

June expiration of select New York City residential and commercial incentive programs
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2015

Four major New York City based incentives programs for residential and commercial property owners and tenants are scheduled to sunset in June

Reps. Brady and Crowley introduce FIRPTA legislation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

Yesterday, Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Joe Crowley (D-NY) re-introduced the Real Estate and Jobs Investment Act of 2015 (H.R. 2128). The