1031 Advantages

An IRS Section 1031 exchange is one of the few techniques available to postpone or potentially eliminate taxes due on the sale of investment properties.

By deferring the tax, you have more money available to invest in another property. In effect, you receive an interest free loan from the federal government, in the amount you would have paid in taxes.  Any gain from depreciation recapture is postponed. You can acquire and dispose of properties to reallocate your investment portfolio without paying tax on any gain.

There are many ways to benefit from a 1031 exchange. Below are just a few of the advantages to this powerful investment strategy:

Tax Savings: Federal and State taxes combined can be as high as 28% of the gain on an investment property.

Leverage: Every dollar you save in taxes allows you to increase your investment portfolio through acquisition of real estate worth many times your initial purchase.

Income: Increase your cash flow by exchanging out of bare lands and into an income producing property.

Consolidation: Exchange from several management-intensive properties into a larger property with on/off-site management.

Estate Planning: Continue to avoid recognizing gain until death, at which time the gain may escape income taxation because of the stepped-up basis that the taxpayer’s heirs may obtain in the property.