Ways & Means May Clarify Bill Curbing SILOs

Barnett, Susanna Duff
June 2004
Bond Buyer;6/11/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31903, p5
Trade Publication
Reports that the House Ways and Means Committee may clarify three gray areas in a proposal contained in the corporate tax bill designed to curb certain tax-advantaged leasing deals as a way to ease the concerns of state and local governments that want to preserve their ability to enter into traditional leases in the United States. Clarification of a provision that would disqualify sale-in, lease-out (SILO) from federal tax benefits if a state and local government or nonprofit entity sets aside funds to pay for a lease obligation; Fundamental concerns regarding the blanket changes to rules regarding SILO.


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