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FIRPTA: Buyer, Seller, & Contract Concerns for Florida Real Estate Transactions
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FIRPTA: Buyer, Seller, & Contract Concerns for Florida Real Estate Transactions

When: July 13, 2016
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Where: Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association
1330 Lee Road
United States
Contact: Professional Development

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Where does the liability fall?

The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, better known as FIRPTA, provides that a buyer must withhold 15% of the amount realized by the foreign seller in the sale of an interest in U.S. real property. If the seller is a foreign person and the buyer fails to withhold, the buyer may be held liable for the tax. This class will address who is liable for the FIRPTA tax, the Seller's Disclosure, the Florida Bar/Florida REALTOR Contract, what happens on a short sale, withholding escrow agreements and the definition of U.S. Citizenship.

This course will cover:
  • Who is liable for the FIRPTA tax
  • Definition of a U.S. Citizen
  • How FIRPTA is addressed in a Seller's Disclosure and the FL Bar contract and the rider
  • FIRPTA withholding certificates
  • What is a Statement of Intent to Reside

Henry R. Ensler, Esq.
Henry Ensler was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992. In 1995 Henry opened his law practice in Boca Raton, Florida where he focused his practice in both residential and commercial real estate. In 2007 Henry joined Sunbelt Title Agency where he currently serves as the Director of Sales & Marketing overseeing the Sales team throughout Florida.



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Course date: July 13, 2016
Course time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Check-in begins at 1:00 p.m.)

ORRA members: FREE ; non-members: $15
No On-Site Registration Permitted; No Show Fee: $25

Business casual attire requested for educational programs.

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