1031 Exchange?


Exchange Basics

There is some confusion regarding what type of property qualifies for a Section 1031 tax deferred exchange. The Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 states that “no gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment if such property is exchanged solely for property of like kind which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.” Like-Kind Property can include, but is not limited to, any of the following, provided it is held for investment:

- Single Family Rental
- Duplex
- Apartment
- Commercial Property
- Raw Land

For example, a single family rental can be exchanged for raw land, or apartments or a commercial building. In addition, properties can be exchanged anywhere within the United States.

Why Exchange?

  • Improve investment performance 

  • Change property tax

  • Consolidate

  • Diversify

  • Life transition

  • Relocate

  • Change tenants

  • Change management

  • Defer maintenance

Real Property Eligible for 1031

  • Land

  • Timberland and timber deeds

  • Rental property

  • Hotels/Motels

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Conservation Easements

  • Mineral, Oil & water rights

  • 30 year Leasehold interest

  • Ranches & Farms

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The IRS regulation “1031” provides specific tax benefits for investors, whereby selling one property and then purchasing another within 180 days can be treated as an exchange, versus a sale that would be treated as capital gains income.