FIRPTA Tax Planning And Compliance After Tax Reform

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  • 60 minutes

This program will provide the participant with the U.S. federal income, estate, and gift tax implications and planning techniques to properly advise their foreign investor clients on how to best structure their U.S. real property investments under the new tax rules of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Advising foreign real property investors requires tax and other professionals involved with foreign real property investors to understand the U.S. tax reporting and withholding requirements to best advise their clients and provide investment structuring options.

The new tax law did not change the existing liability and withholding requirements on the disposition of U.S. real property interests but did affect change in possible FIRPTA investment structures as a result of the lowered withholding tax rate on capital gains and liquidating distributions paid by REITs. There are additional Net Operating Loss and interest expense limitation rules as well as depreciation rule changes under the new tax law. Also, the use of a blocker corporation may likely be subject to Base Erosion Tax (BEAT) on interest payments made to or accrued by blocker corporations to its related foreign lender.

Join this session by expert speaker Jack Brister where he will show the use of offshore common law and civil law wealth transfer structures to invest in U.S. real property and the U.S. tax implications and reporting requirements of said structures investing in U.S. real property.

Session Highlights:

  • Overview of tax rules that apply to foreign investors in U.S. real estate

  • U.S. income, estate, and gift tax

  • Income tax residency and estate and gift tax residency rules

  • FIRPTA and withholding requirements

  • Treaty application

  • A typical structure of blocker corporation for foreign persons or corporations to hold U.S. real property assets

  • Changes in TCJA tax reform that will specifically impact income from owning or disposing of U.S. real property 

  • Corporate rate reduction and FIRPTA withholding rates\

  • Treatment of REITs

  • Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT)

  • Depreciation changes

  • New NOL carryforward rules

  • Planning opportunities through entity selection or change

Why You Should Attend:

The U.S. tax rules governing investment in U.S. real property by foreign investors are complex and the significant changes under the new tax law (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) require advisors and others involved with foreign real property investors to understand the impact of the new tax law on the buying, holding and disposition of U.S. real property by foreign investors

The participant will be able to with the tax implications of purchasing U.S. real estate individually or through a structure (U.S. LLC, foreign corporation, U.S. corporation or a trust), tax reporting obligations for the foreign investors, how the new tax reform changes may provide opportunities for structuring real property investments by foreign investors, Base Erosion Tax (BEAT) may impact corporate blockers, new FIRPTA rules that apply to REITs, and the tax implications of civil law structures investing in U.S. real property.

Who Should Attend:

  • CPAs

  • Attorneys (real estate, private client, tax and immigration)

  • Trust officers

  • Real estate professionals

  • Real estate investment advisors

  • Real estate fund professionals

  • Other real property advisors

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: None

Field of Study: Taxes

Jack Brister

Jack Brister

Jack has more than 25 years of experience. He specializes in U.S. tax planning and compliance for non-U.S. families with international wealth and asset protection structures which include non-U.S. trusts, estates and civil law foundations that have a U.S. connection; and non-U.S. companies wanting to do business in the U.S. Jack also specializes in non-U.S. persons investing in U.S. real property, and other U.S. assets, pre-immigration planning, U.S. expatriation matters, U.S. persons in receipt of gifts and inheritances from non-U.S. persons, non-U.S. account and asset reporting, offshore voluntary disclosures, FATCA registration and compliance (W-8BEN-E and Form 8966) and executives working and living abroad. Jack has been widely published, in addition to speaking at numerous international engagements. Jack has also been named a Citywealth Top 100 U.S. Wealth Advisor.

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Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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