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Residential Land Developers and the Completed Contract Method of Accounting

Under IRC Section 460(e), taxpayers that have large home construction contracts could defer taxable income until 95% of estimated costs have been incurred.
Real Estate, Tax
Ryan Broze | 11.18.2015

Recap of Current Trends in Real Estate Transactions

November 13, 2015 – It was a perfect morning for a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, home fries and an old fashion cup of Joe. This wasn’t the

Housing Industry 2015 Mid-Year Update

Until the recent shake-up in the stock market, the economy seemed to be moving along pretty well during the first half of 2015, including the residential

Items to Consider in Lease Negotiations

When entering into a commercial lease agreement, there are a few common mistakes made in the negotiation process that are avoidable, and could be impactful

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Ninth Circuit Decision Raises the Home Mortgage Limit on Property That is Co-Owned by Unmarried Individuals

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reversed a Tax Court decision (Voss v. Commissioner) and concluded, contrary to the Internal Revenue Service’s

Purchasing or Selling a Beach Home in Florida

In a recent Tax Court Memorandum decision (TC Memo 2015-95), a married couple was not entitled to deduct a loss on the sale of a seasonal home because

IRS May Eliminate Asset Discounts on Family Transfers

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) appears to have set its sights on a popular strategy used by taxpayers to transfer wealth to successive

General Rules Regarding Like-Kind Exchanges

Whenever you sell business or investment property and you have a gain, you generally have to pay tax on the gain at the time of sale. Internal Revenue

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Selling Your Business in a 338(h)(10) Transaction? - Don't Forget Your Gross-Up

Have you been approached to sell your business in a “338(h)(10) transaction”? If so, it’s important to understand how this may impact

Proposed Legislative Change to Foreign Real Property Investments

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA) was enacted to ensure that gain attributable to the disposition of U.S. Real Property

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