News by Topic : Policy issues

  • 12/7/2018

    SEC Chairman Signals Possible Rule Changes for Proxy Advisors and Shareholder Proposals

    In a recent speech, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton commented on the Commission’s recent Roundtable on the Proxy Process.

  • 11/8/2018

    Bockorny and Podesta React to Midterm Elections

    As the balance of power shifts within Congress, political strategists predict potential challenges ahead.

  • 10/1/2018

    Nareit Offers Comments on Proposed Section 199A Tax Regulations

    Nareit requests that both direct holders of REIT stock and indirect shareholders of REITs through mutual funds receive 20 percent deduction for qualified REIT dividends.

  • 8/10/2018

    Nareit’s PNLR Council Submits Comments to the SEC

    The PNLR Council commended the SEC for grounding the Regulation Best Interest Proposal in its existing disclosure framework.

  • 7/30/2018

    Nareit Comments on Draft Individual Income Tax Return

    Nareit submitted comments in response to the IRS revising Form 1040 to reflect the changes of last year’s tax reform bill.

  • 7/30/2018

    Nareit's Comments to the SEC Address Its Draft Strategic Plan for 2018 Through 2022

    Comments endorsed the SEC’s “continued focus on the long-term interests of Main Street investors.”

  • 6/22/2018

    Supreme Court Upholds Requirement for Remote Retailers to Collect Use Taxes

    Remote retailers without a “physical presence” whose in-state sales exceed a certain threshold will be required to collect the taxes.

  • 6/18/2018

    Nareit Submits Comments to Treasury/IRS Regarding 2018-19 Priority Guidance Plan

    In a letter submitted to the IRS on June 14, Nareit requested the IRS to issue guidance on a numb

  • 6/11/2018

    Nareit, and Other Real Estate Groups, Send Letter to Treasury, IRS, on Section 199A

    Letter focuses on Section 199A deduction for property acquired through a 1031 like-kind exchange.

  • 6/11/2018

    Nareit Joins in Support of Shareholder Proposal Legislation

    H.R. 5756 would raise resubmission thresholds for failed shareholder proposals.