What is 1031 Exchange?
The starter exchange is also known as 1031 exchange. The 1031 exchange permit investors to defer paying capital gains taxes on the property. The 1031 exchange helps an investor to acquire property without incurring a tax liability.
The delayed tax burden makes it possible for an investor to acquire a low-income property that needs high maintenance. The burden of tax is removed when an investor uses 1031 exchange especially when moving investments from one location to another.
The properties that could be swapped through the use of 1031 exchange must be of the same kind and value. To buy time due to the challenge of finding properties of the same kind the 1031 exchange allows for delays.
Every time you nee to sell an investment property you are required to pay capital gains tax. To sell an investment property you could incur a lot due to the tax burden. BY using the 1031 exchange you make a kill when selling a rental property that has more value than the time you acquired it.
The swap of properties through the 1031 exchange only happens when the property is of the same kind and value. You can avoid the tax burden by using 1031 exchange for quite a period.
1031 exchange does not mean that an investor will avoid paying tax. Before an investor pays the tax, they stay for quite some time when they swap properties. It helps the investor avoid sudden tax obligation. The main beneficiaries of 1031 exchange are the real estate investors.
The rules of the 1031 exchange requires that both the purchase price and the loan amount be the same or a bit higher than the replacement property.
The simultaneous exchange, delayed exchange, reverse exchange and the construction or improvement exchange are the four types of the 1031 exchange.
The exchange happens in one day through the simultaneous exchange. It is not common to find investors using the simultaneous because it is difficult to find another investor with the same kind of property. The possibility of finding an investor with the same kind of property to swap with is close to nothing.
Delayed exchange is the most common type of 1031 exchange. An investor could sell their property first and then wait for some time before a replacement property could be found.
The reverse exchange requires that an investor pays all the money which may be hard to come by since the banks do not lend the money for this particular type of exchange.
The construction or improvement exchange happens when the property an investor is relinquishing is of more value than the one they plan to acquire.