At Realized, we believe that tax planning in real estate is about seeking opportunities that can help ensure that the amount of money you make remains money you keep. In our final post in this series, we’ll cover an additional tactic to consider when seeking ways to increase your after-tax cash flow: leverage tax-deferred real estate exchanges.
At Realized, we believe that tax planning in real estate is about seeking opportunities that can help ensure that the amount of money you make remains money you keep. In our second post in this series, we’ll cover an additional tactic to consider when seeking ways to increase your after tax-cash flow: increasing your cost basis.
At Realized, we believe that tax planning in real estate is about seeking opportunities that can help ensure the amount of money you make remains money you keep. And knowing your actual, taxable cash flow is one opportunity. In this three-part series, we’ll examine different ways to use tax planning that are designed to help keep potential profits in your pocket.
Form 8824 is the part of an investor’s tax return that contains 1031 exchange transaction information. Section III of the form determines the net results of the transaction (gain or loss). This section is the 1031 exchange transaction and how the IRS receives information about the transaction’s gain or loss for tax reasons.
Often, 1031 investors would like to set aside a portion of the money from their property sale. Perhaps they have college tuition or an upcoming wedding to consider. This begs the question: Is it possible to keep a portion of a property sale’s proceeds while still deferring the majority of taxes with a 1031 exchange?
Can foreign investors take advantage of IRS §1031 to execute a tax-deferred exchange when selling their U.S. real estate assets? The short answer is yes. The longer answer is a bit more complex.
Congress enacted the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”) to impose a tax on foreign investors selling real property assets in the United States. The act requires that anyone who buys real estate assets from foreign persons or entities must withhold a prescribed part of the purchase price, which would normally go to the foreign seller. Why exactly? To ensure that the foreign seller pays capital gains taxes when they are due.
We’ve talked before about 1031 Exchanges and Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs). Delaware Statutory Trusts can be attractive investments, especially if you want to own real estate, but don’t want the hands-on hassle. The DST can also provide a terrific tax-deferral mechanism if you decide to exchange into it from a real estate asset sale.
Every real estate investor or property owner should be familiar with a couple of key concepts: “Realized Gain” and “Recognized Gain.” Although they sound similar, they are vastly different—and knowing the difference can dramatically impact your bottom line.
In our first article on recession-resistant property types, we went over a broad range of property types that tend to perform well during a recession. In this article, we’ll look at three more types — office, medical office, and retail. We’ll also compare certain subgroups that performed poorly during the last recession with other subgroups that fared much better.
One of the biggest questions we get is: “can I use my primary residence in a 1031 tax-deferred exchange?” Well, maybe not everyone, but certainly some. But, can you? The IRS’ short answer is a stern no. However, as is usually the case under the Internal Revenue Code, there are exceptions.