In a May 8, 2017 Tax Notes article, “Advocates Aim to Preserve Like-Kind Exchange in Tax Reform,” Emily Foster explores the issue of repealing 1031 like-kind exchanges as part of the current tax reform efforts in Washington. In the absence of specific guidance regarding like-kind exchanges in either the House GOP tax reform blueprint or President Trump's one-page tax reform plan, analysts are looking closely at former House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp's 2014 tax reform draft, in which Camp had proposed repeal of Section 1031 in its entirety.
Incorporating views from both opponents and advocates of like-kind exchange repeal, Foster's article discusses the history of 1031 exchanges, how and by whom like-kind exchanges are currently used and the potential consequences of repeal.
Read the Tax Notes article by Emily L. Foster, reposted with permission from Tax Analysts.
Original publication: Tax Notes by Tax Analysts. “Advocates Aim to Preserve Like-Kind The transfer of the relinquished property to the Qualified Intermediary, and the receipt of the replacement property from the Qualified Intermediary is considered an exchange. To be compliant with IRC Section 1031, the transaction must be properly structured, rather than being a sale to one party followed by a purchase from another party. Exchange in Tax Reform,” by Emily L. Foster. May 8, 2017, pp. 726-730. For more Tax Notes content, please visit www.taxnotes.com.