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1031 Elections

1031 Elections

Guide: 1031 Elections

As you likely remember, the Section 1031 Elections exchange allows you to sell a piece of appreciated real estate and defer all the taxes as long as you invest the entire proceeds in like-kind property.

And then consider this: a cost segregation study allows you to separate qualifying real estate into components with shorter depreciable lives that speed up deductions and, in many cases, create immediate write-offs. Can you (a) defer a large gain via Section 1031 and (b) immediately create a large write-off on the new asset with a cost segregation study?

But if you will use cost segregation on the newly acquired Section 1031 asset, you may want to make the IRS Reg. Section 1.168(i)-6(c)(5)(iv) election because that applies cost segregation to the entire basis.

If you are thinking of combining the Section 1031 exchange with a cost segregation study and would like my input, please call our office at 281-699-4729.

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