Can I Receive Any Cash Proceeds in a 1031 Exchange?

Cash Proceeds 1031 Exchange

Some of the most common 1031 exchange questions we hear are about cash. In this article, we’re going to talk about the drawbacks of receiving cash in a 1031 exchange of real estate and how to defer all of your capital gains taxes.

Cash Boot

The short answer is that you want to avoid receiving cash at all costs during a 1031 exchange.

Any cash received during the like-kind exchange process is considered “boot” and is taxable. Receiving cash during the course of your 1031 exchange defeats the purpose of the exchange itself. In a like-kind exchange you want to defer all of your possible capital gains taxes. In order to do that, you need to move all of your cash proceeds into a new replacement property (and also meet various other technical benchmarks). If done correctly, you can avoid a huge tax windfall when selling property.

If you do end up receiving cash during the exchange process, you can still do a partial 13031 exchange, wherein you are able to defer part of your capital gains taxes.

1031 Exchange Accommodators

1031 exchanges are a great way to save money on taxes when you sell real estate. The qualified intermediaries at Commercial Partners Exchange Company have twenty years of experience conducting 1031 exchanges in Minnesota and around the country. Give us a call today to get your 1031 exchange started and defer your capital gains taxes on the sale of real property. Our intermediaries are available to answer your questions and advise you on all the details of your like-kind exchange.

  • Start Your 1031 Exchange: If you have questions about 1031 exchanges, feel free to call me at 612-643-1031.

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