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IRS cancels Opportunity Zones hearing amid gov shutdown

The IRS has cancelled a key hearing on opportunity zones amid the ongoing government shutdown. The hearing was originally...

“Tax transcript” program doesn’t shield borrowers’ data

“Tax transcript” program doesn’t shield borrowers’ data

In an era of unceasing horror stories about breaches of sensitive consumer information, here’s some disquieting news for homebuyers:...

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IRS may be stepping up scrutiny of mortgage deductions

If you’re like millions of homeowners, you recently received a familiar, innocuous-looking document from your lender. It’s called Form...

IRS closes off remaining REIT spinoff loophole

IRS closes off remaining REIT spinoff loophole

From the New York website: The Internal Revenue Service officially closed the last remaining legal avenue that allowed non-real estate corporations...

Proposal limits developers’ use of tax-exempt bonds

Proposal limits developers’ use of tax-exempt bonds

A regulatory proposal by the Internal Revenue Service would limit the ability of real estate developers to use tax-exempt bond...

Hilton pursuing REIT spinoff of hotel properties

Hilton pursuing REIT spinoff of hotel properties

From the New York website: Hotel giant Hilton Worldwide Holdings is the latest company to pursue a REIT spinoff of...

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A foreclosure escape hatch?

With hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing imminent foreclosure and estimates of 2 million or more in the wings, are there any financial tools available to distressed borrowers that haven’t been tried yet? Equally...

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Turning green over homeowner tax credits

Can the Internal Revenue Service handle tax credit programs that pump out billions of dollars to homeowners and buyers? A new federal investigation on home energy tax credits suggests the answer may be: not...

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Homebuyers begin to repay tax credit

Most homebuyers who claimed the federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for buying their first home in 2008 are required to start repaying the credit in 15 annual installments, beginning with their 2010...

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Can the IRS handle the homebuyer tax credit program basics?

The federal homebuyer tax credit programs have been widely praised for stimulating real estate sales, but also reviled by...

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