Keppel-KBS US REIT's Westmoor Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Keppel-KBS US REIT)

US-focused REITs in Singapore have discarded their respective Barbados tax structures, given the release of final regulations under Section 267A of the US Internal Revenue Code.

The doing away with these tax structures is expected to result in marginal cost savings that will be channeled into distributable income for unitholders.

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By Ridzwan Rahmat

Ridzwan has been analysing REITs and business trusts since 2008, and personally manages a portfolio comprising mainly of SGX-listed REITs. He founded REITsWeek in 2013.