1031 Exchange Info

1031 Exchange Info

When real estate owners sell their investment, rental, business or vacation real estate and reinvest the net proceeds in other real estate, this is called a 1031 tax deferred property exchange. When a property is held for this purpose, it is called a like-kind, or 1031, property. An owner must meet the requirements of Internal Revenue Code 1031 exchange in order to sell like-kind property and defer taxes on the profit of this sale.

According to the website of 1031-NNN Properties, a Missouri brokerage, anyone who is thinking about selling a business use or investment property should consider affecting a 1031 Exchange. An Exchange offers the astute investor an opportunity to reinvest the federal capital gains that would normally be handed over to the IRS and put that money to work for himself. You work too hard to simply pay the tax without carefully considering this reinvestment option. Essentially, 1031 Exchanges should be thought of as an interest free loan from the IRS; one in which the principal may be increased through subsequent exchanges and may never require repayment, if you plan properly."

To learn more about 1031 Tax Deferred Property Exchange, please see the Internal Revenue Service's website here.