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Subject:  Re: Tax status of REITs Date:  10/17/2001  3:25 PM
Author:  WPatch Number:  54671 of 121061

My question is whether REITS are considered "regulated investment companies" (RICs) for the purposes of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

No. They are defined separately in the IRC(RICs in sec. 851, REITs in sec. 856.

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