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Tax by Industry: Real Estate


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Real estate investment trusts (REITs), private equity funds and other real estate owners and operators must competitively source and qualify investments, structure funds and effectively develop and operate their properties. From attracting initial capital to facilitating a successful exit, virtually every real estate-related decision and transaction has tax implications.

To identify issues and deal breakers early on, real estate investors require in-depth due diligence from a tax perspective. You should be familiar with how strategic investment structuring can impact federal, state and foreign income taxes — and therefore impact after-tax yield. And, of course, timely and accurate tax compliance is critical for complying with regulations, including, in the case of REITS, maintaining favorable tax status.

Do you have the in-house resources to keep up with rapid changes in the tax landscape? How well-equipped is your tax department to handle emerging U.S. and international tax issues? Deloitte Tax LLP can help. Learn more from the PDF attachment at the bottom of the page.

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Introduction to the taxation of foreign investment in U.S. real estate
Real estate is very much a tax-driven industry. As a result, changes in U.S. tax policy have an impact on the relative attractiveness of real estate as an investment class for non-U.S. investors. Increases to the U.S. tax rates on capital gains, the taxation of the disposition of real estate and U.S. tax reporting requirements are often cited as examples of policies that create obstacles to investment. It is important that investors have an understanding of the tax rules currently in place in order to effectively develop a U.S. real estate strategy.

The Impact of FATCA on U.S. and Non-U.S. Real Estate Funds
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In today's environment, existing and newly formed real estate funds face many challenges. The tumultuous economy has made it difficult for existing funds to continue to perform at the superior risk-adjusted returns that investors have come to expect.

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