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Extend your 1031- 45 day Identification Period

Updated: Apr 19, 2023

If you live in California in 2023 and own property, you may be aware of the recent severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides that have impacted several areas of the state. You might be qualified for IRS tax 1031 tax deferred exchange relief if you were affected by one of these natural catastrophes.


In some California counties, the IRS has granted tax relief for anyone affected by catastrophic winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides. This tax break covers both proposed and actual 1031 tax-deferred exchange agreements.


An investor can switch out one investment property for another via a 1031 exchange, which is a tax-deferred exchange that avoids paying immediate taxes on any possible capital gains. Investors can postpone paying taxes in this way, which could boost their return on investment.


Eligible taxpayers have additional time to execute their 1031 exchanges thanks to the IRS tax relief. An exchange that was intended to be completed between March 9, 2023 and October 16, 2023 now has a deadline of October 16, 2023. Exchanges that were expected to end within this time period as well as those that haven't yet started will both benefit from this extension.


You must be an eligible taxpayer who has been impacted by winter storms, flooding, landslides, or mudslides in the designated disaster area in order to be eligible for this tax relief. People who reside in the covered disaster region as well as companies with their primary place of business there are considered eligible taxpayers.


Taxpayers who are not in the designated disaster area but whose records are required to meet a deadline indicated in Treas. Reg. 301.7508A-1(c) are also eligible for relief.


It is advised that you consult with a qualified tax expert if you think you qualify for this tax relief. They can guide you through the process and make sure you take full advantage of all available relief possibilities.


In conclusion, the IRS has provided qualifying taxpayers harmed by catastrophic winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in some areas of California with tax relief on 1031 exchanges. Contact a certified tax professional to discuss your choices if you think you qualify for this tax relief and to take advantage of this chance.

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