1031 Exchange and Stepped Up Basis

Posted by Andy Gustafson on Tue, Feb 19, 2013

In a 1031 exchange, federal and state capital gains and recaptured depreciation taxes are deferred when real or personal property held for use in a business or for investment is sold and replaced with like-kind real or personal property. There are many rules to follow with one of those being that the exchange must be completed within 180 calendar days.

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When does a 1031 exchange make sense?

Posted by Andy Gustafson on Tue, Jun 29, 2010

It depends upon the circumstances.  Not all circumstances are alike. In a conversation with a 92 year old who asked whether he should 1031 his commercial properties, I asked why. His response was to avoid the pending increase in federal capital gains tax from 15% to 20% in 2011.

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