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What You Should Know About Equity If you are investor and looking to sell a property held either for investment or business then a 1031 exchange should be taken into account. There is the section in internal revenue that enable investors in real estate to put off expensive capital increase and taking over of taxes […]

What You Should Know About Equity

If you are investor and looking to sell a property held either for investment or business then a 1031 exchange should be taken into account. There is the section in internal revenue that enable investors in real estate to put off expensive capital increase and taking over of taxes by reselling in similar kinds of real estate. If 1031 is used properly it gives investors considerable ability to defer taxes so that they can cover their wealth growth and have more money at work for them.

A typical sale of property the seller has the duty of paying taxes on the capital profits made and also the loss that was used to put off any taxes on the income that was made from the property. The gains and depreciations made from the capital hold taxes and can go up to almost half of the profits made when the property is sold.

In case there is the 1031 exchange, the capital gains and losses burden recaptured taxes can be postponed enabling the investor to build income using appreciation and income on the capital that has been reinvested which would have been lost.
For a transaction to qualify the steps to defer taxes some rules must be followed to use the 1031 exchange.

The needed steps to be used on different real estate types for a 1031 exchange, handling of the proceeds the property and used up for the exchange, the correct time to identify the property and the specifications needed so that replacement of the property can be achieved.

One rule is that the exchanged properties should be like kind.
Second the replacement property’s value should be equal or more than the value of the given up property in order that full deferral is obtained.
Finally, the ownership title on the property to be replaced must be similar to the property that has been given up.

The sole purpose of the properties should be investment, they should also be properties that are like-kind. The assets set aside for investment purposes can be different real estate types but specifically rental or commercial.

There are those properties that do not qualify for the 1031 exchange such as the personal homes or houses and holiday homes. Defining like-kind means that real estate investments must only be exchanged with investments for real estate.

There are other considerations for the 1031 exchange to be stop the burden of taxes where all the proceeds of equity gained from the relinquished sale of the property should be invested back in the property replacement. Boot is when the proceeds of a given up property are not used up in replacing a property and not in the 1031 shelter.