Taxes Archive

Like-Kind Exchanges Lead to Capital Investments

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Like-kind exchanges (LKE) provide an important vehicle to sell and acquire property—both real and personal. A key feature of LKEs consists of allowing...

Like-Kind Exchanges—Integral to Residential and Commercial Real Estate Transactions

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern. Real estate is an integral part of economic activity, with transactions providing avenues for exchange, development, and growth opportunities. Within this framework,...

Sixty-Three Percent of REALTORS® Participated in Like-Kind Exchanges

This blog post was written by George Ratiu, Director of Quantitative & Commercial Research and Erin Fitzpatrick, Research Intern Real estate constitutes the foundation of economic activity, with real estate transactions providing the connecting pathways between individuals, businesses, and governments. In...

Simple Tax Code: A Visualization

Visuals are often better than words.  Here’s an example from history: when Vladimir the Great wanted to adopt a religion for his country (around the year 1000), he read and heard of many different religions but had a hard...

Working from Home in the U.S.

Trends among workers, REALTORS®, and an easier way to claim a tax deduction The American Time Use survey shows that just over 1 in 5 (21.3 percent) of employed persons who worked on an average day worked from home,...