A 1031 tax-deferred exchange allows investors to reinvest the profits from the trade of investment property in one or more replacement properties without inviting immediate federal (and most state) capital gains taxes on the appreciated value. When the sale and purchase fulfill the 1031 exchange standards, taxes are delayed until the newly procured property is sold. This deferral strategy can be duplicated through any number of exchanges until the tax liability crosses into the individual’s estate upon death.
If you opt for a 1031 Exchange in Texas, you should be aware of the basics. IRC Section 1031 enables an accurately structured exchange allowing any investor to trade property and reinvest the profits in a brand-new property and to put off all capital gain taxes. IRC Section 1031 (a)(1) states:
“No gain or loss shall be recognized on the exchange of real property held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment if such real property is exchanged solely for real property of like-kind which is to be held either for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.”