Section 1031 which permits deferral of gains for the sale and subsequent acquisition of a “like kind” property is a powerful tax device for savvy investors. But the rules governing exchanges are a “safe harbor,” meaning that the failure to comply exactly with these technical rules will violate the exchange and force the taxpayer to […]
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The sale of commercial and other real estate held for business, trade or investment triggers significant tax consequences that the careful taxpayer must understand in order to make prudent decisions. A properly structured 1031 Exchange permits the seller to defer gains on the sale by purchasing another, qualifying property. The rules for 1031 Exchanges are […]
As the tax filing deadline for the 2011 tax year nears, the IRS has recently ruled on a subject that will be of interest to many taxpayers who co-own property with a person who is not their spouse. First, let’s review the basic rules on home mortgage interest deduction. Taxpayers who itemize deductions on Schedule […]