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Taxand PERE 2012 Global Guide to Tax

Taxand PERE 2012 Global Guide to Tax
16 Oct 2012
Since our report last year, it seems there are forces at work – unstoppable ones, at that – conspiring to make governments scrutinise almost every real estate transaction.

Taxand PERE 2012 Global Guide to Tax (PDF)

Capital gains, distressed assets and beneficial ownership issues are causing private equity real estate firms anxiety. Ever-changing tax regimes and volatile global property markets make for an uncertain future. And although it is getting even more complicated, windows of opportunity do remain.

 So when better to produce a guide that is designed to help think about your own strategy and improve your game on an ongoing basis?

Discover our analysis of macro trends as well as local tax issues. Find out what will be challenging you this year. The 2012 Guide to Tax for private equity – published by PERE & Taxand – is now available and covers:

  • Talking Tax – Keith O’Donnell, head of real estate at Taxand, provides insight into global the tax issues impacting investors
  • Window of Opportunity – Governments are raising rates and closing loopholes; find out which opportunities remain for now
  • Tax Angst – Changes to capital gains and beneficial ownership issues cause anxiety for private equity real estate firms
  • Regional Review – our real estate tax experts explore the Americas, Europe and Asia to understand the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls to avoid
  • The Client is Always Right – Taxand interviewed clients to get your perspective on property markets around the globe
  • Total Tax Take – Taxand T3 research provides an easy to digest picture of the world’s real-estate tax-takes for commercial and residential property

Taxand's global real estate tax team brings together specialists who provide cross-border tax advice from nearly 50 countries to make sure your investments and divestments in property achieve the best possible after tax performance.

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When dealing with the global property markets and ever-changing regulatory and tax regimes surrounding there is a simple equation to master: cash-strapped governments + real estate = a need for early tax planning. Private equity real estate firms should be prepared to:

  1. pay more for core properties
  2. balance your listed and unlisted real estate products
  3. plan for an increased level of scrutiny from the regulatory authorities
  4. match your organisational structure and tax approach to the business model and strategy of your firm
  5. constantly follow and communicate the impact of tax law developments
  6. modify existing structures before tax changes take effect

If you're looking to invest in real estate, make sure you do your tax homework ahead of time, choose your real estate locations with care and seek professional tax advice to maximise your investment.

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