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Protect Your Buyers from FIRPTA

FIRPTA: Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act

The federal Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (“FIRPTA”) generally obligates any person who buys U.S. real estate from a foreign person to escrow 15% of the purchase price from the seller to motivate the foreign seller to file a U.S. tax return. A buyer who fails to comply will be liable for the foreign seller’s unpaid tax, and probably penalties and interest. This webcast will give you a general understanding of how to protect your buyers from FIRPTA. For more FIRPTA details, please read our article Don’t Forget About FIRPTA.

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