News by Topic : Tax issues

  • 10/5/2015

    OECD: REITs Continue to Be Eligible for Tax Treaty Benefits

    Guidance on tax treaty measures incorporates NAREIT’s suggestion for clarifying REITs’ status.

  • 7/10/2015

    Senate Finance Committee Reports on Tax Reform Include FIRPTA Measures Endorsed by NAREIT

    Senators back FIRPTA reforms in Real Estate Investment and Jobs Act of 2015.

  • 4/16/2015

    NAREIT Submits Comments on Tax Reform to Senate Finance Committee

    NAREIT wrote on April 15 to the Senate Finance Committee to provide the REIT industry’s perspective on fundamental tax reform. NAREIT offered extensive background on the history of the industry, the benefits of REIT investment and the role of REITs in the broader economy. NAREIT also noted some of the key issues for REITs and real estate investment that are likely to come up during deliberations on tax reform.

  • 3/24/2015

    Amended Bill to Examine Effect of REITs in Hawaii Approved by Hawaii Legislative Committees

    Hawaii FlagNAREIT submitted testimony in April 2015 to the Hawaii House of Representatives' Committees on Consumer Protection and Commerce and Judiciary in conjunction with a joint hearing on a proposal related to the dividends paid deduction (DPD).

    The bill that was the subject of the hearing (S.B. 118, S.D. 1) originally proposed to eliminate the DPD for all real estate investment trusts in the state. It was changed to provide for a study on the impact of REITs operating in Hawaii.

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