Treasury Eases Tax Rules for Commercial RE Loans

September 27, 2009
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In an effort to stem a rise in defaults, the U.S. Treasury Department has adopted rules allowing lenders to revise commercial real estate loans without triggering tax penalties. The regulations, which have been urged by trade associations such as the Real Estate Roundtable, would ease requirements for collateral and other guarantees in many cases.

The regulations were issued as Wall Street braces for a refinancing crisis in commercial real estate.

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