The 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange Important Strategies for Real Estate Property Investors

Written by admin on May 5th, 2011

If for some reason the investor is unable to sell the relinquished property within the strict 180 day deadline, the EAT will transfer title of the new property to the investor. The investor will end up owning both the replacement property and the relinquished property which was not sold. A failed reverse exchange will not result in a taxable event for the investor.

Coupled with this, is the second reason. And that’s that in the past, beneficiaries of your taxable accounts – such as your stocks and other investments like a house – have received a stepped-up basis to their fair market values at the date of your death. This often eliminated large potential capital gains -due to the deceased relatively low bases compared to fair market values – that would be taxed when the beneficiary sold such investments. So, leaving your beneficiaries a lot of taxable accounts allows the stepped-up basis to eliminate much of their tax liability for capital gains taxes when they sell them.

Why do a 1031 Exchange? No matter how nice your rental is, no matter how well built, if it’s a 65-year-old home with three bedrooms and two full baths, its closets are probably too small and the kitchen is still decorated in the “I Love Lucy” era fashion. There’s no great room, and no cathedral ceiling. In an era when people eat out or eat quickly, a great dining room has less appeal than in the past. Simply put, a lot of renters are interested in features not found in this type home.

Each annuity distribution is split into two sections, a taxable section and a nontaxable section. The portion of the benefit that is taxable is dependent upon the exclusion ratio for the annuity. This ratio is calculated by dividing the amount invested in the annuity by the total amount expected to be received. This ratio is then multiplied by each anticipated distribution to calculate the taxable and non-taxable portions of the distribution. The portion of the contract that is non-taxable is generally the premiums paid, minus the previous non-taxable distributions and minus the value of any period certain or guaranteed features of the particular annuity contract.

They find themselves still in the 33.3% tax bracket (recall our discussion about the Lower Tax Bracket above). Thus, their net annual income after taxes is ,000 (,000 – ,000). ,000 is 33.3% of ,000.

Tax-deferred annuity is regarding receiving payments usually at retirement or at some future date. However in most cases, there are systematic withdrawal of payments beginning thirty days after the purchase of your annuity, up to 10% per year. With deferred annuity, one have the option of paying in the lump sum that is all at once. Otherwise periodic statements could be made either fixed or variable. These funds mature as tax-deferred until for one is ready to receive payments. If one does not need immediate income from annuity, then tax deferred annuity is generally recommended. It makes up a large majority of all annuity sales.

Close on the new property or properties within 180 days of selling the relinquished property.

With a variable annuity, the investor’s premiums are used to invest in underlying assets, usually mutual funds. During the payout period, income payments made to the investor vary in relation to the performance of the separate investment account. In terms of annuity tax deferral, a variable annuity follows the same procedure as the fixed annuity. There is an accumulation period where growth is compounded tax-free. During the distribution period, gains are taxed as ordinary income.

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