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June 2019

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Tax-Saving Double Play: Combine Home Sale with the 1031 Exchange

Many U.S. residential real estate markets have advanced a great deal. In many areas, values have surpassed previous highs reached before the 2008-2009 financial crisis.


And then you have the fact that many principal residences have been held for a relatively long time and are now worth far more than they cost.


If you own one of these highly appreciated homes, selling could trigger a big federal income tax gain well in excess of what you could shelter with your principal residence gain exclusion ($250,000, or $500,000 for joint filers).1


On gains in excess of the exclusions, you could suffer substantial tax bills (federal and state, unless you live in a state with no income taxes).


You may wonder, “Is there anything I can do to avoid this big tax hit?” Good question. The answer is yes, as you will learn in this article. ... Log in to view full article.

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