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What is a 1031 Exchange?


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Section 1031 became part of the IRS tax code in 1921. It allows a taxpayer selling an appreciated investment property to purchase another of equal or greater value without incurring an immediate capital gains tax consequence. The replacement property must also have equal or greater debt, and all proceeds from the sale must be invested in the replacement property to make the transaction tax deferred.


In 1995, the IRS rules included a provision that allows for the purchase/exchange into a partial interest of the professionally managed real estate, which today is usually accomplished through a Delaware Statutory Trust (DST).


Investors may use exchanges under IRS Code Section 1031 to defer capital gains on the sale of appreciated investment properties.


1031 Exchange Timeline that you must adhere to:

An illustration of 1031 Exchange Timeline
  • Sale: Owner arranges for the sale of their appreciated property.

  • At closing: Sale proceeds are deposited with a Qualified Intermediary (QI) or escrow agent.

  • 45 days: Within 45 days, the seller must identify a potential replacement property.

  • Sold 180 days: Within 180 days, the seller must close on the replacement property purchase.


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