Notice 2005-3

Additional Relief for 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 s for Which Deadlines May Be Postponed Under §§ 7508 and 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code
This notice advises taxpayers that the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department will modify retroactively Rev. Proc. 2004-13, 2004-4 I.R.B. 335, to provide additional tax relief to taxpayers (transferors) involved in 1031 like-kind exchange transactions affected by a Presidentially declared disaster, a terroristic or military action, service in a combat zone, etc.