If you were to scrape off the outer covering of an electrical cord to your TV set, you would find a number of intertwined electrical wires. You, the owner of the TV set and its attached electrical cord, would own all of the intertwined electrical wires in that electrical cord. When one owns real estate, they own a number of rights.
I have been handling Section 1031 tax-deferred exchanges as a Qualified Intermediary for more than 30 years. The following are some of the typical exchange myths I hear repeated almost every day.
I.R.C. Section 1031Tax Deferred-Exchanges allows the taxpayer to sell (relinquish) its investment real estate and defer paying the capital gains taxes (and other taxes) on their profits when they reinvest the proceeds into other investment Replacement Property(ies).
Most of you are aware that the taxpayer/exchanger has 45 days from the day of closing, the day of closing being the first day, to identify possible Replacement Properties when using a 1031 Exchange transaction to defer taxes.
On November 23, 2020, the IRS issued the final regulations defining real property for Section 1031 Exchange purposes. Read on to learn how the IRS significantly expanded the definition of real property.
At least once a week I get asked: What are the benefits of doing a Section 1031 Exchange? I normally give the usual answer: Deferral of Taxes resulting in more funds to spend on possible Replacement Properties.