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1031 Exchange
What requirements are needed for IRC 1031 tax-deferred exchange





IRC 1031 Guidelines:


  •     Like Kind Property

Sales proceeds from the relinquished property must be reinvested into a replacement property or properties of equal or greater value. Seller may opt for one of three identification strategies:


IRS Definition Of Like Kind

Generally, if you exchange business or investment property solely for business or investment property of a like-kind, no gain or loss is recognized under Internal Revenue Code Section 1031. If, as part of the exchange, you also receive other (not like-kind) property or money, gain is recognized to the extent of the other property and money received, but a loss is not recognized.

Section 1031 does not apply to exchanges of inventory, stocks, bonds, notes, other securities or evidence of indebtedness, or certain other assets.

Like-Kind Property

Properties are of like-kind, if they are of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality. Personal properties of a like class are like-kind properties. However, livestock of different sexes are not like-kind properties. Also, personal property used predominantly in the United States and personal property used predominantly outside the United States are not like-kind properties.

Real properties generally are of like-kind, regardless of whether the properties are improved or unimproved. However, real property in the United States and real property outside the United States are not like-kind properties

3 Property Rule  The Seller may identify up to (3) properties totaling the equal or greater value of the relinquished property.

200% Rule  The Seller may identify any number of properties as long as the fair market value of the replacement properties does not exceed 200% of the fair market value of the relinquished property.

95% Rule  The Seller may identify any number of properties as long as the seller closes on at least 95% of the identified properties before the end of the 180-day exchange period.


   •   45-Day Identification Period 

Seller  must  identify  replacement properties within
45 days from the date the relinquished property was


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