Helping Investors Exchange Real Estate

Tom St. Jean has spent almost 18 years focusing on a single section of the tax code: Section 1031. The code allows taxpayers who sell investment and other types of property to defer capital gains by reinvesting in real estate – as long as they follow all the rules.

An Estate Tax Trap for Foreign Real Estate Investors

The Internal Revenue Code contains numerous traps for the unwary foreigner who invests in U.S. real estate. The tax law provisions applicable to nonresident foreign investors are often quite different – and more onerous – than the tax rules applicable to U.S. citizens and foreign residents.