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Other deferred interest exclusion – WSJ

Whenever a tax increase is announced, catch your stopwatch: it usually doesn’t take long for politicians to make exceptions for friends and donors. This is the case with the so-called repression of deferred interest.

As we said on Tuesday, House Democrats chose to change rather than end this tax benefit for certain types of private equity and real estate investing, despite years of rage over it. The Ways and Means Tax Bill simply requires a holding period of five years instead of three years to obtain favorable tax treatment.