Policy Issues

Roundtable Supports the Invest in America Act

March 28, 2019

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The Roundtable and 19 national trade organizations – representing every aspect of constructing, developing, financing, owning, and managing real estate and infrastructure in the United States – wrote to Ways and Means Committee Members and other key House lawmakers on March 28, urging them to support the Invest in America Act

The legislation would repeal the arcane and punitive Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) of 1980.  FIRPTA imposes a discriminatory layer of capital gains tax on foreign investment—a tax burden that does not apply to any other asset class.  Private investors cite FIRPTA as a principal obstacle to attracting greater foreign capital for infrastructure projects.

The Invest in America Act is a cost-effective and commonsense step Congress can take to unlock capital for productive real estate and infrastructure investment.