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What are the rules of a 1031 exchange in California?

What are the rules of a 1031 exchange in California?

The main requirements for a 1031 exchange are: (1) must purchase another “like-kind” investment property; (2) replacement property must be of equal or greater value; (3) must invest all of the proceeds from the sale (cannot receive any “boot”); (4) must be the same title holder and taxpayer; (5) must identify new …

Why would you not do a 1031 exchange?

Another reason someone would not want to do a 1031 exchange is if they have a loss, since there will be no capital gains to pay taxes on. Or if someone is in the 10% or 12% ordinary income tax bracket, they would not need to do a 1031 exchange because, in that case, they will be taxed at 0% on capital gains.

What is the process for a 1031 exchange?

Your 1031 exchange roadmap

  1. Identify the property you want to sell.
  2. Select a QI.
  3. Add a relinquished property addendum to any contract offer.
  4. Get a copy of the sales contract to the qualified intermediary.
  5. Identify replacement properties.
  6. Send a copy of the sales contract to the QI.

Can I live in my 1031 exchange property?

Property that you hold primarily for personal use cannot be utilized in a 1031 exchange. The general rule is that you should not be living in any property that you wish to exchange with a 1031 transaction – though there are some exceptions to that rule.

Is it too late for 1031 exchange?

WHEN IS IT TOO LATE TO DO A 1031 EXCHANGE? A 1031 exchange has to be set up before the closing of the relinquished property. Once the closing has occurred, your customer has missed the opportunity to do a 1031 exchange. The best time to recommend a 1031 exchange is when you take the listing.

Are 1031 exchanges worth it?

A 1031 Exchange allows you to delay paying your taxes. It doesn’t eliminate your capital gains tax. Only if you never sell your 1031 exchanged property or keep on doing a 1031 exchange, will you never incur a tax liability. The median holding period for property in America is between 7 – 8 years.

How long do you have to identify a property in a 1031 exchange?

45 days
To receive the full benefit of a 1031 exchange, your replacement property should be of equal or greater value. You must identify a replacement property for the assets sold within 45 days and then conclude the exchange within 180 days.

How much do you have to reinvest in 1031 exchange?

How much should I reinvest in a 1031 exchange? In a standard 1031 exchange, you need to reinvest 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your relinquished property to defer all capital gains taxes.