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Taxation of foreign investment in the United States

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Investments, Foreign -- Taxation -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid L. Brumbaugh
    SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1989-90, reel 12, fr. 00218
    ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination12 p.
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15458101M

    The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of (FIRPTA), enacted as Subtitle C of Title XI (the "Revenue Adjustments Act of ") of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of , Pub. L. No. , 94 Stat. , (Dec. 5, ), is a United States tax law that imposes income tax on foreign persons disposing of US real property interests. Tax is imposed at regular tax rates for the Enacted by: the 96th United States Congress.


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