105-130.12. Real estate investment trusts.

(a) Definitions. - The following definitions apply in this section:

(1) Captive REIT. - A REIT whose shares or certificates of beneficial interest are not regularly traded on an established securities market and are owned or controlled, at any time during the last half of the tax year, by a person that is subject to tax under this Part and is not a REIT or a listed Australian property trust.

(2) Own or control. - To own or control directly, indirectly, beneficially, or constructively more than fifty percent (50%) of the voting power or value of an entity. The attribution rules of section 318 of the Code, as modified by section 856(d)(5) of the Code, apply in determining ownership and control.

(3) REIT. - A trust or another entity that qualifies as a real estate investment trust under section 856 of the Code.

(b) Tax. - The income of a REIT is taxable under this Part in accordance with the Code, unless the REIT is a captive REIT. A captive REIT is required to add to its federal taxable income the amount of a dividend paid deduction allowed under the Code, as provided in G.S. 105-130.5. (1963, c. 1169, s. 2; 1967, c. 110, s. 3; 1971, c. 820, s. 2; 1973, c. 476, s. 193; 1983, c. 713, s. 74; 1998-98, s. 69; 2007-323, s. 31.18(c).)