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To: robert b furman who wrote (18)1/30/2018 8:40:15 PM
From: HIA   of 19
This is not really a income tax board except that a personal finance software can help with taxes.

But I am a REIT investor.

A REIT doesn't pay tax and does pay out at least 90% of earnings. A REIT might pay out more than 100% of earnings since there is a difference between earnings and funds-from-operations. The REIT might consider earnings to contain un-necessary charges since, for example, the REIT renovates property that is said to be depreciating. Of course depreciation is a non-cash charge.

Now a REIT dividend is not a qualified dividend but if the REIT gains in value while also paying a dividend then the investor will not mind.

REIT's might be currently risky with interest rates going up.

Well, this can be an activity post and so here is a link to KBH Investor Accounting:

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