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R.D. Barnett PLLC

International Tax

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As of January 2015, the survey of members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate said the U.S. is the “stable and secure” country for real-estate investment “by a wide margin.”  Unfortunately, the reporting requirements in the U.S. are not making it easy, especially with the new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act “FATCA.”

We are here to help foreign investors, who make investments in U.S. real property, navigate the traps for the unwary with the following services…

  • Structuring Investment in U.S. Real Estate:  Legal, economic, and tax considerations that are influenced by the domicile of the foreign investor, investor type, property sector, holding period, and asset plan.
  • Reporting Assistance for Foreign Owners of U.S. Real Estate:  Withholding and payment from effectively connected income, noneffectively connected income, branch profits tax, and tax on excess interest.
  • Planning Around Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act “FIRPTA”:  Use of partnerships, corporations, LLCs, and REITs, both domestic and foreign, to legally avoid FIRPTA withholding while taking into consideration other tax consequences.