Q: Are REITs (real estate investment trusts) going to be hurt by the new tax reform?
Not at all. In fact, the new tax plan actually favors these generous dividend payers.
Let me explain why – and then point you towards the best REITs to buy for 2018.
A Smaller Tax Bill on REIT Dividends
The IRS already allows REITs to avoid paying income taxes if they pay out most of their earnings to shareholders. As a result these firms tend to collect rent checks, pay their bills and send most of the rest of the cash to us as dividends.…