How to Avoid Common Missteps During the 1031 Exchange Process

1031 Exchange Missteps

The 1031 exchange process can be complex, and less experienced taxpayers can easily mess things up if they aren’t working with a professional. In this article, we are going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common missteps during the 1031 exchange process.

Make Sure Your Property Qualifies

Before you do anything, it’s important to determine if your property even qualifies for 1031 exchange treatment. First off, your property needs to be real estate that’s used primarily for investment or business purposes. No personal property or real estate used primarily for personal use allowed.

Hit Your Deadlines

Section 1031 outlines very strict deadlines for any taxpayer conducting a like-kind exchange. You need to complete your exchange within 180 days, and you have the first 45 of those days to identify your replacement property.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

When you don’t give yourself (or your intermediary) enough time, mistakes are more likely to occur. Contact your qualified intermediary well before you want to sell your relinquished property, and keep in constant communication with them throughout the identification process. That way you will be fully prepared for the closing table.

Qualified Intermediaries in Minnesota

Of course, the best way to avoid all of these missteps is to work with a skilled intermediary throughout your exchange. Commercial Partners Exchange Company employs qualified intermediaries in the state of Minnesota who can help you facilitate your next 1031 exchange transaction. Like-kind exchanges should be considered by anyone looking to sell a piece of investment real estate because they allow you to defer your capital gains taxes on the sale. This can help you avoid a huge tax windfall. Contact our 1031 exchange professionals today to learn more about the 1031 exchange process and how we can help you through the steps of your exchange.

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