There has been a lot of recent excitement surrounding the new Qualified Opportunity Zones as a method for deferring capital gains taxes. But be careful not to overlook the 1031 exchange – which is often a more tax-advantageous tool for real estate investors. In this article, we are going to talk about how to utilize the 1031 exchange to your advantage to save money on capital gains taxes.
The Origins of the 1031 Exchange
While Opportunity Zones are a brand new tax-deferral method, 1031 exchanges have been around for decades – originating before the Great Depression. Section 1031 is a part of the Internal Revenue Code and was developed to help spur the economy by incentivizing investment.
1031 Exchanges are Not Going Anywhere
Opportunity Zones are the shiny new thing that everyone is chasing – and they do provide great benefits in specific situations. But 1031 exchanges are often more versatile and can provide more long-term tax benefits. 1031 exchanges have been around for a long time and show no signs of going anywhere (having been preserved in the recent tax overhaul).
Commercial Title Experts
Need help with your next commercial real estate transaction? Look to the experts at Commercial Partners Title Company! Our team is ready and able to get you ready for the closing table and make sure you’ve got all your bases covered. Contact us today to learn more about the extent of our services and how we can help you. Our primary offices are located in downtown Minneapolis but we facilitate commercial transactions across the United States as well.