Reverse Like-Kind Exchanges: A Principled Approach
54 Pages Posted: 17 Jul 2002
Even with the Internal Revenue Service's publishing Rev. Proc. 2000-37, there is no authoritative guidance regarding true reverse exchanges. This Article examines the principles and policy supporting nonrecognition treatment of like-kind exchanges. It then describes how courts have interpreted the exchange requirement in light of the continued-investment purpose of section 1031. Extrapolating this interpretation to reverse exchanges, the Article recommends a workable model for structuring true reverse exchanges that should qualify for section 1031 treatment.
Keywords: section 1031, like-kind exchange, reverse exchange, real estate exchange
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