Here are some business industries that can utilize 1031 exchanges for tax deferral.
Hotels and Motels
The hotel and motel industry is ripe for 1031 exchanges. Often, the operators of hotels and motels have about a 5-7 year hold time before they want to exchange into something different, another bigger and better hotel. 1031 exchanges can be layered into a hotel transaction very easily. Remember, 1031 exists to encourage people to continue to invest into another like-kind property. In my experience, hotel operators like to buy more of what they know and understand; they want to expand into bigger better hotels to compound and build their hotel portfolios over time.
TV and Radio Stations
The sale of television or radio broadcast stations often times have a FCC license, which can be exchanged for another FCC license in a bigger better market. Also included in the sale of a TV or radio station would be some other items, the transmitter tower, and personal property that goes along with the radio station, as well as some real estate, the buildings and improvements that the business operates in.
Focus on the Tax Incentives in Brokering a Sale of a Business
In summary, let’s remember when we are structuring the sale of a business, to always contemplate how we can do this in the most tax efficient manner. 1031 is a valuable tool for folks selling their business. Remember the like-kind requirements of real estate are very broad, so if I’m getting out of the grocery business and want to put my investments on auto-pilot, I could exchange into a management-free (real estate) investment and still preserve my capital by deferring the recognition of all of the capital gains tax from my old grocery store buildings and real estate.
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Under section 1031 of the IRC, real property can be exchanged without recognition of any taxable gain. This property needs to be used for investment or business purposes, and the net proceeds from the sale need to be reinvested into a newer replacement property. Give us a call today to learn more about our services and see if your property qualifies for 1031 exchange treatment. Our primary office is located in downtown Minneapolis but we work with clients throughout the country.