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FIRPTA Explained (CE#222982)

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Enacted in 1980, the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) requires foreign persons to pay U.S. income tax on gains they make from selling U.S. real estate. To explain FIRPTA comprehensively, we will discuss the ins and outs of this often misunderstood and complicated statute.

Instructor:

Kevin PogodaKevin Pogoda
Born in Santa Monica, California, Kevin Pogoda grew up in Southern California. A graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Rhetoric (honors) and Legal Studies (high honors), Kevin completed his law school education at the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1994.

After law school, Kevin worked in several firms located in New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia. While in private practice, Kevin’s experience included SEC compliance, Indian gaming law, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and not-for-profit litigation. Kevin has passed the bar exams for California, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.

In 1998, Kevin began his career as a settlement agent at a prominent settlement company located in Annandale, Virginia. While in that position, Kevin performed approximately 3,000 settlements and focused on 1031 Exchanges and resolving title issues. Kevin joined Old Republic National Title Insurance Company in May 2006 and now serves as First Vice President and Virginia State Manager, Northern Division.
In his capacity as Virginia State Manager, Kevin regularly speaks as an instructor before various groups, including attorneys, real estate agents, title examiners and title settlement agents. Kevin is also a Past President of the Virginia Land Title Association and is the proud recipient of VLTA’s Distinguished Service Award for 2017 and the 2021 VLTA Presidential Award for Service.



This course is approved for 1-hour of CE, CLE, and CCE (VCTE & VCTSA) credits. If you received credit for the live version of this course, you cannot receive credit for the online version even though the course numbers differ.

PLEASE NOTE:
Only the account holder can receive credit/certification for the completion of this course. Employers cannot purchase courses for their employees from their personal account – the employee must create and/or login to their own account to purchase and complete this course. If you have any questions, please contact VLTA Project Manager, Suzanne Campbell at 800-564-8582 or by email at suzanne.campbell@vlta.org.

For course specific questions, please contact the Instructor, Kevin Pogoda at kpogoda@oldrepublictitle.com.

Course Time Limit: Students will have 60 days from the date of purchase to successfully complete this course.

For technical questions, please contact VLTA staff at 800-564-8582.