IRS Reporting

IRS Form 8824, Like Kind Exchanges: Requires that you provide the IRS with the description of your relinquished and replacement properties, the date your relinquished property was acquired by and conveyed to the buyer, the date the like-kind replacement property was identified to your Qualified Intermediary by you, and the date the like-kind replacement property was acquired by and conveyed to you. These last two (2) items are to ensure that you have complied with the 45 calendar day identification rule and the 180 calendar day 1031 exchange period. IRS Form 8824 also asks for any related party information. Click here to download IRS Form 8824.

IRS Form 4797, Reporting Gain: Any taxable gain recognized will be reported on IRS Form 4797 or Schedule D depending on the character of the relinquished property. Your taxable gain must be allocated between ordinary income depreciation recapture, unrecaptured Section 1250 taxable gain, Section 1231 taxable gain, and capital gain.

IRS Form 6252, Installment Sales: You may be able to report all or a portion of the taxable gain under the installment sale basis pursuant to Section 453 of the Internal Revenue Code if you accepted a seller carry back note as part of the consideration from the buyer of your relinquished property by completing IRS Form 6252.

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A 1031 exchange is an IRS process that allows you to save 30- 40% in taxes on the profits from the sale of your property. You must hire a qualified intermediary, 1031 Accommodator (that’s what we are) to make sure you are following the protocols correctly.