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Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction Extended Through 2020

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending bill that funds the government through fiscal year 2020. The bill also extends the

Additional Opportunity Zone Regulations Issued

On April 17, the IRS finally issued additional guidance (the 4/17 proposed regulations) concerning qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) investments following

Investment in Opportunity Zones Can Yield Significant Tax Benefits (Part 1 - Introduction)

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) signed into law back in December contains a number of tax beneficial provisions. One that should catch

Will Federal Reserve Increases Impact Residential Construction?

In recent years, the residential construction industry has shown great strength not only due to the demand for housing, but also because of consistently

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Real Estate Industry: Opportunities in the Tax Reform Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (The Act) into law. The Act provides opportunities for all facets of the real estate

Postcard from the AICPA Construction and Real Estate Conference

Last week, the AICPA hosted its annual Construction and Real Estate conference in Las Vegas, welcoming over 1,000 attendees. I was fortunate to participate,

The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution and Its Impact on Commercial Real Estate

Driverless vehicles are coming and will dramatically change the commercial real estate landscape. Many of the world's largest corporations have been

Vacation Homes & Like-Kind Exchanges

Now that the real estate market is picking up, it may be a good time to sell or upgrade your vacation home. Instead of selling your vacation home to buy

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Internal Revenue Service Disagrees with Stine Ruling on When Depreciation Starts

One benefit to owning a building is the ability to expense it over time. Tax depreciation starts on an asset’s “placed in service date,”

Be Sure Your QRPBI Properties Are Used IN Your Trade or Business

Last summer, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) took a look at the gross income exclusion for forgiveness of qualified real property business

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