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FTS professionals provide a full range of tax compliance and consulting services to individuals and entities in the real estate industry as well as those individuals and entities in other industries that own or occupy real estate. Our team has experience in the acquisition, operation and disposition of real estate investments in a tax efficient manner. Our services include:

Consulting Services


  • Assistance in implementing tax efficient structures to hold real estate, including partnerships, LLCs, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), and other entities
  • Review and analysis of partnership agreements
  • Financial analysis of business and tax structuring alternatives
  • Assistance with negotiations for acquisitions and dispositions
  • Minimizing Unrelated Business Taxable Income allocable to tax-exempt investors
  • Maximizing capital gains on disposition of assets
  • Like-kind exchanges and reverse like-kind exchanges
  • Acquisition due diligence
  • Tax structuring for foreign investment in US real property
  • Passive activity loss limitation planning
  • Wealth transfer planning
  • Tax and business structuring for raising equity, including real estate syndication and real estate opportunity funds
  • Purchase price allocation
  • State and local tax consequences including income sourcing, withholding taxes, and real property transfer taxes
  • Planning for charitable contributions of appreciated real property


  Compliance Services


  • Calculate taxable income (original issue discount and bond premium and market discount) from pools of prepayable debt obligations using the prepayment assumption catch-up (PAC) method
  • Preparation of Federal, State and Local fund income tax returns
  • Preparation of withholding tax forms and exemption forms
  • Establishment of proper tax capitalization policies for fixed asset additions
  • Representation of clients upon audit by federal, state or local authorities
  • Preparation of tax provisions under FASB ASC 740 ( accounting for income taxes)
  • Preparation of quarterly and annual REIT qualification tests


   At FTS, our clients' needs are our sole concern. Our independence from audit services helps avoid common conflicts of interest. To learn more about the full range we provide to the Alternative Investment Industry or to speak with our tax professionals, please contact us.