Safe harbor lease

Safe harbor lease

A lease to transfer tax benefits of ownership (depreciation and debt tax shield) from the lessee, if the lessee could not use them, to a lessor that could use them.
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Previous litigation regarding a safe harbor lease transaction has been resolved in Oglethorpe's favor, but other legal issues remain outstanding.
In their discussion of the loss disallowance rules, the built-in loss rules, and numerous other rules (from the special rules relating to groups including life insurance companies to the depreciation deduction to the safe harbor leases and golden parachute payments), the authors provide much needed assistance.
7 charge included in pretax earnings related to Safe Harbor Leases.