Care to trade? Trying your hand at a Sec. 1031 exchange
Abstract: A “Section 1031 exchange,” or “like-kind exchange,” refers to the swapping of two properties, potentially resulting in a significant tax advantage — deferring gain until the replacement property is sold. But, under Sec. 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), one may swap more than just real estate. This article looks at the basic rules of such an exchange and the timeframes involved, but also shows how non-like-kind property can be included.