Even the most attentive taxpayer can invalidate a 1031 exchange by — unintentionally — violating the “same taxpayer” rule. While simple in concept, a few examples show how mistakes can be made. Let’s start with the basic rule first. The “taxpayer” looking to defer recognition of taxes using an exchange must be the “same” both […]
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A 1031 exchange is a powerful vehicle to build wealth by permitting taxpayers to defer capital gains, and depreciation recapture, through a properly executed transaction. 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 recognize […]