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Repeal of Section 1031 may bring immediate funds to the

The Blueprint is silent as to 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges but many of the details are still unknown. There is concern that the tax writers may assume that with lowered rates and full expensing, §1031 would be unnecessary. Suzanne Baker is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of She also Co-Chairs the Government Affairs Committee of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators, and serves on its Board of Directors.

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A broad coalition of organizations, including the REALTORS® Land Institute, the National Association of REALTORS®, and the Federation of Exchange Accommodators are working to make our policymakers aware that 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges needs to remain in the tax code. Like-kind exchanges stimulate economic activity in the United States – property improvements that benefit communities, increase property values, and generate jobs ancillary to the exchange transactions. Recent economic impact studies have qua

A move toward full expensing of assets will streamline business activity by allowing the efficient purchase of new assets and Section 1031 should be considered complimentary to this goal. 1031 allows less productive assets to be replaced with more productive assets, and therefore eliminates any lock-in effect that would otherwise discourage business activity. This is especially important for land assets that are excluded by the blueprint, which in many cases represents a significant portion of many properti

would limit the deferral of gain for all Section 1031 exchanges to $1,000,000 per taxpayer, year. Additionally, the FY 2017 Budget would completely repeal exchanges for artwork and collectibles.

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