Consider the Basics of U.S. Federal Income Tax Reporting and Compliance for Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Property

  |  January 29, 2019

The IRS has noted its awareness of the significant increase in inbound U.S. real property investment by foreign investors.  More recently, lower interest rates combined with a weaker U.S. dollar have continuously motivated inbound foreign investors to acquire U.S. real property.  The momentum of foreign investors is driven by the opportunity for appreciation in value... Read More

Form 8288-B May Reduce a Foreign Investor’s FIRPTA Withholding Tax Liability on Sale of a U.S. Real Property Partnership Interest

  |  January 24, 2019

Foreign investors are often motivated to acquire U.S. real property when considering the opportunity for appreciation in value and a profitable return on investment.  There are different investment structuring alternatives that may attract foreign investors to the U.S. real estate market.  A common typical structure that has certain advantages is the U.S. blocker corporation.  The... Read More

Foreign Investors in U.S. Real Property May Reduce FIRPTA Withholding Tax Liability by Filing Form 8288-B Exemption Certificate Application

  |  January 22, 2019

Foreign investors often invest in commercial and residential real property located in the United States. The economic advantages of U.S. real property investment include the opportunity for appreciation in value and a profitable return on the investment. The Internal Revenue Service has noted a “phenomenal rise” in foreign investment in U.S. real property due to... Read More