MSR Video: Tax Implications for Canadians Investing in US Commercial Real Estate

MSR Video: Tax Implications for Canadians Investing in US Commercial Real Estate

Posted on: April 24, 2017

One of the most common questions we receive from Canadian investors interested in US commercial real estate is “what will the tax implications be if I invest in US real estate?”

There are existing and proven options to manage your US taxes, so it doesn’t have to be overwhelming.

Depending on your personal situation, having the right tax structure in place for your investments can help you achieve important objectives, such as:

  • Avoiding cross-border double taxation
  • Mitigating taxation of operating income
  • Avoiding double taxation of corporate earnings
  • Obtaining long-term capital gains treatment on sale
  • Avoiding gift and estate taxes
  • Limiting withholding tax

Although there are many ways to invest, there are two ways that tend to make the most sense for our clients.

In this video, we outline these two investment structures, explain how they work, and discuss tax implications for Canadian investors. For all other investors, we encourage you to speak to your accountant or contact us for further assistance.

US Tax Implications for Canadian Investors from MSR Holdings Inc. on Vimeo.

Investing in commercial real estate in the US may seem complex, but with the right partners to help you, it can be an excellent way to diversify your portfolio and yield significant return on investment.


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