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  • codehead321 codehead321 Jul 22, 2008 12:35 PM Flag

    Dividend?

    Yes, GAAP and tax income are different. The biggest difference might be with regards to write downs. Tax only allows you to recognize actually losses and not estimated losses. For 2008, they will need to remain a REIT since they have already distributed so much money. Otherwise, they will have to pay tax on 2008 taxable income without the dividends deducted.