Saturday, March 06, 2010

IRS Rules On Failed 1031 Exchange Transactions When 1031 Exchange QI Fails

Revenue Procedure 2010-14 was issued today by the Internal Revenue Service to help investors that were affected by 1031 Exchange Qualified Intermediaries that failed to complete the investor's Like Kind Exchange by acquiring and transferring replacement property to the investor.

The Rev. Proc. 2010-14 provides a safe harbor method of treating and reporting capital gain or loss for certain taxpayers who initiate tax deferred exchanges under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code but fail (default) to complete their 1031 Exchange because their Qualified Intermediary has failed to acquire and transfer like kind replacement property to the investor.

The Internal Revenue Service will not treat investors that meet the requirements of Rev. Proc. 2010-14 as being in actual or constructive receipt of their 1031 Exchange funds when the investor did not complete his or her 1031 Exchange because of their Qualified Intermediary (QI) defaults and becomes subject to a bankruptcy or receivership proceeding.