Tips for Qualifying Your Vacation Property for 1031 Exchange

Qualifying Vacation Property

Many investors wonder whether or not their vacation property qualifies for 1031 exchange. The answer is – it depends. Vacation property can qualify for 1031 exchange, but there are strict benchmarks you must hit in order for it to qualify. In this article, we are going to offer up some tips for qualifying your vacation property for 1031 exchange treatment.

How to Prepare Your Vacation Property for a 1031 Exchange

If you’ve got a vacation home that you want to convert into a rental property in preparation for an eventual 1031 exchange, here are some tips for doing so:

  • Lease the vacation property as much as possible and keep written records of all leasing activities.

  • Restrict your personal use of the property to a minimum. The benchmark for 1031 exchange is that the property can only be used personally for less than two weeks per year, or less than 10% of the days that the property is rented.

  • List the property on popular rental websites like VRBO.

  • Hire a property management company to manage the rental of the property.

  • Show rental income and expenses on Schedule E of the property owner’s tax return.

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