Real estate investment trusts: Taxation basics

Learning objectives

After completing this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Describe the purpose and functions of real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Identify different types of REITs
  • Recognize specific REIT qualification requirements
  • Identify the benefits and procedures associated with REIT investments
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Instructor bio

John has over 40 years of professional experience as a tax practitioner, national seminar instructor, writer, and business owner. John began his career with what is now a “Big 4” public accounting firm before founding a local CPA firm in Beaverton, Oregon. John was an owner and a managing tax partner of Gear Up Tax Seminars, a national tax seminar company. John has lectured on tax law and healthcare reform topics throughout the country at national conferences and in-house for top 100 CPA firms and the large banking industry. He has also appeared on television and radio programs seeking his expertise on tax and healthcare legislation. John is a graduate of the University of California at Davis.

John is a key instructor for Becker and works hard to keep professionals current with the latest tax guidance. John presents monthly tax webcasts (varying in hours from 2-8 CPE credits) for Becker and has been one of the featured speakers at the annual Becker tax conference.

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