National Association of REALTORS Sends Letter to House Small Business Committee About 1031 Exchange

April 27, 2017

On Tuesday the National Association of REALTORS® sent a letter to Rep. David Brat, the Chairman of the House Small Business Committee who also serves on the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access...

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Could tax cuts proposed pay for themselves? The Tax Foundation crunches the numbers for us.

April 26, 2017

"...what kind of growth would be necessary for a tax cut to be completely self-financing? So let’s take President Trump’s stated goal of a 15 percent corporate income tax cut as an example and run some quick back-of-the-envel...

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Seniors to Be Hurt by Paul Ryan Tax Plan

April 11, 2017

"...the proposal could have costly unintended consequences — especially for the elderly. Retirees are financially vulnerable to rising prices, or inflation, which is one possible result of the GOP plan. If the proposal sets off inflati...

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Killing Mortgage Interest Deduction Would Cause 10% Home-Equity Loss + Hurt First-Time Home Buyers

April 7, 2017

"Technically, [the House GOP Tax Blueprint] would keep the mortgage interest deduction in place. But with such a high standard deduction, very few people would choose to itemize. That would kill the tax advantage of having a mortgag...

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House Republicans to Eliminate Exchanges Used to Further Environmental Protection Objectives

Feb. 2, 2017

"House Republicans are working on a major tax reform proposal that ... may eliminate or seriously restrict the use of tax-deferred exchanges — property swaps — under Section 1031 of the code. President Donald T...

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Killing 1031 exchange would "slam entire economy", explains Simon CRE

Jan. 30, 2017

"These are effects that will completely alter real estate activity and investment for the worse, resulting in industry contraction, disruption of many local property markets, harm to both tenants and owners, and potential job losses. An...

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