NAREIT works with IRS on guidance for distressed assets

09/3/2009 |

The tax consequences for REITs resulting from investment in distressed assets or assets that become distressed after they have been acquired are becoming more important issues for REITs. Running afoul of Internal Revenue Service regulations can inadvertently damage an REIT's tax status. Mark Van Deusen, a partner in Hunton & Williams, discusses NAREIT's efforts to obtain guidance from the IRS that would prevent this from occurring.

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