1031 Classification of Second Homes

By: Ed Horan, Certified Exchange Specialist® To qualify for a like-kind exchange, IRC Section 1031 requires that the property be “held for productive use in a trade or business or for investment.”  The property will qualify when it is being held for use in a trade or...

Vacation Home Revenue Procedure 2008-16

Safe Harbor for Vacation Home The IRS published Revenue Procedure 2008-16 for the purpose of providing a Safe Harbor under which the IRS will not challenge whether a dwelling unit with limited personal use qualifies as property held for productive use in a trade...

1031 Exchange of Vacation Property

Our concern is that many writers are implying that a 1031 exchange can be done only if the conditions in IRS Revenue Procedure 2008-16 are met. This is not correct !! Since it was never clearly stated when second homes could qualify for a 1031 exchange, the IRS under...