Rev. Proc. 2003-39: Like-Kind Exchange Programs

Safe harbor rules are provided under section 1031 of the Code, which allows for deferral of gain realized on a like-kind exchange of property, with respect to programs involving ongoing exchanges of tangible personal property using a single intermediary (“ These types of exchanges are available to taxpayers who have an ongoing program of 100 or more properties. This allows for efficiencies that are not present in normal single asset exchanges such as providing blanket assignments of contract rights to the qualified intermediary and only needing a single Master Exchange Agreement rather than one for each periodic trade. The guidance for this type of exchange can be found in Rev. Proc. 2009-39 and is used frequently by leasing companies and users of heavy duty machinery and equipment. LKE Programs ”). For purposes of this revenue procedure, an "LKE Program" is an ongoing program involving multiple exchanges of 100 or more properties. Although These types of exchanges are available to taxpayers who have an ongoing program of 100 or more properties. This allows for efficiencies that are not present in normal single asset exchanges such as providing blanket assignments of contract rights to the qualified intermediary and only needing a single Master Exchange Agreement rather than one for each periodic trade. The guidance for this type of exchange can be found in Rev. Proc. 2009-39 and is used frequently by leasing companies and users of heavy duty machinery and equipment. LKE Programs may differ in various ways, an LKE Program must have all of the following characteristics:

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