When it comes to tax reform there are a lot of questions. What will the ramifications of a potential elimination of the 1031 exchange be?
One thing I can tell you is if we have tax reform we're still going to have taxes, we just may not have a mechanism to defer those taxes through the wonderful vehicle of section 1031.
Some taxpayers are worried that if they start at 1031 exchange and then Congress changes the game on them midstream before they receive the replacement property that they could somehow be stuck in limbo with the provisions of 1031 being terminated before they've completed their exchange. That would, in effect, require them to recognize the gain on their now failed exchange because the provisions have ended.
Contact Your Legislator
Often times Congress will sunset a provision at a certain date in the future. The problem is if you haven't completed your exchange by that date you may be out of the benefits of a 1031 exchange. All of these questions highlight the importance of contacting your legislators and letting them know that eliminating 1031 will cause chaos and stagnation that we as taxpayers do not want to have happen. We want economic certainty and prosperity, and preserving 1031 is the best way to do that.
- 1031 Hotline: If you have questions about the potential repeal of section 1031, feel free to call me at 612-643-1031.
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