RLI Advocacy Center: Legislative Land Real Estate News
The RLI Advocacy Center is the industry’s top source for DC Updates on the latest legislative news impacting the land real estate industry. These updates are to keep land professionals and landowners informed about the issues that matter most and impact their business.
Internal Revenue Code Section 1031, which allows taxpayers to defer, not eliminate, payment of capital gains and recapture tax on the sale of property, has been in the Federal tax code for the past 100 years. Despite this longevity, there have been numerous proposals from elected officials to remove Sec. 1031 in order to allegedly […]
A message from NAR: The IRS issued guidance Thursday evening to grant deadline relief for both 1031 like-kind exchanges and opportunity zone investments that are already underway. Both of these programs are designed to promote economic growth in communities, and NAR made the case that investors in these programs should not be harmed due to […]
January 23, 2020 (Chicago) – The REALTORS® Land Institute applauds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for replacing the 2015 Clean Water Act, also known as Waters of The U.S. (WOTUS), with a new Clean Water/WOTUS rule that provides much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The new […]
Despite the rancor and polarization in Washington, D.C. these days, there is good news coming out of the nation’s capital. The following two issues show that positive developments can still happen to encourage economic development and protect property rights. Qualified Opportunity Zones The Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”) program was enacted in the 2017 Tax Cuts […]
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers has announced they have finalized the repeal of the controversial WOTUS Rule. This move will provide much-needed and long-awaited regulatory certainty for landowners nationwide. The revocation of the rule was announced via Facebook Live by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, and Assistant Secretary of the Army […]
In a 5-4 decision on Friday, June 21, the US Supreme Court overturned decades of precedent by ruling that “property owners can go directly to federal court with claims that state and local regulations effectively deprive landowners of the use of their property.” The REALTORS Land Institute stands behind this ruling, which gives more power to […]