Washington property owners can pay up to 28.8% in taxes on the sale of their investment property because of capital gain and depreciation recapture. With a 1031 Exchange, you can defer, reduce, and even eliminate paying taxes.
A 1031 Exchange allows real estate investors to defer capital gains tax on recently sold investment property by reinvesting the proceeds into like-kind property of equal or greater value. The transaction gets its name from Section 1031 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
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Internal Revenue Code section 1031, which establishes the transaction structure referred to as a 1031 Exchange, is one of the most advantageous sections of the US tax code. A 1031 Exchange allows for the deferral of taxes when investment property is sold in conjunction with the purchase of another replacement property. The tax savings alone is reason enough to justify a 1031 Exchange — but there are secondary benefits that can often be even more valuable.
As a wealth-building tool, a 1031 Exchange gives investors access to a property’s appreciation to increase buying power without a tax penalty. Armed with more buying power, investors can purchase quality assets, expand their portfolio, diversify into new property types, and even adopt a new ownership strategy.
The ability to defer capital gains tax over a lifetime of real estate transactions enables you to methodically build wealth for yourself and pass on that wealth to your heirs – who may ultimately pay minimal tax or no tax on the stepped-up cost basis.
Unexpected events and economic changes impact real estate investors every year, but 2020 stands out like no other. The global pandemic abruptly and dramatically disrupted multifamily housing, office, retail, and hospitality sectors of the industry. Inevitably, savvy investors shifted focus and strategy as long-term tenant trends and investment opportunities started to emerge.
Location and asset class are always key factors in any real estate transaction, and they will play an even bigger role in 2022. Before selecting replacement property consider these 10 trends impacting your 1031 replacement property selectionin the new year.