Want to defer tax? – Consider a Sec. 1031 exchange
Abstract: A Section 1031 exchange allows investors to defer the gain on real or personal property used in a business or held for investment if, instead of selling it, they exchange it solely for property of a “like kind.” Alternatively, a reverse exchange may be the answer for those who come across an ideal investment property that they’d like to trade into, but who have no time to sell an existing property. This article provides details, but also lists five potential traps investors should be wary of.