On June 2, 2020, the long-awaited carried interest proposed regulations were returned to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a second round of review. The OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) previously completed its review of the proposed regulations on February 27, 2020 and the funds and alternative investments industry has
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Changes to Qualified Pension Fund Rules Provide Answers, Questions
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The Omnibus Act signed in March by President Trump made many changes and technical corrections to existing tax laws, including corrections to the 2015 PATH Act that introduced the new concept of qualified foreign pension funds (QFPFs). QFPF status is beneficial in that it entitles a foreign pension to a complete exemption from the so-called FIRPTA rules, including withholding taxes that generally apply to REIT capital gain dividends attributable to sales of U.S. real estate. Because many U.S. real estate funds employ REIT structures, QFPF status is attractive for foreign pensions that invest in those funds.
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