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in order to qualify a two-family residence for a like-kind

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in order to qualify a two-family residence for a like-kind exchange, must there have been rental income reported?

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In order to qualify, no rental income was required, although you would have had to purchase the residence for investment purposes.

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You cannot get a like-kind exchange on personal use assets

MyVirtualCPA :

So, if you purchased this for investment purposes then it qualifies. Not having rental income doesn't mean that it wasn't investment property

Customer:

i do not think i was clear enough. i currently own a two-family home with my sister and we are contemplating selling within the next couple of years. do i need to rent one of the apartments prior to selling in order to do a like-kind exchange to another piece of income property?

MyVirtualCPA :

If it is used in any way for a personal use asset, it does not qualify

MyVirtualCPA :

So, if you live in one half of it, it would not qualify for a like-kind exchange

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However, you would qualify for the capital gain exclusion if you lived in the house 2 out of the last 5 years

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MyVirtualCPA says:

Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

In order to qualify, no rental income was required, although you would have had to purchase the residence for investment purposes.


You cannot get a like-kind exchange on personal use assets

<br/Customerhas entered this chat!MyVirtualCPA says:

So, if you purchased this for investment purposes then it qualifies. Not having rental income doesn't mean that it wasn't investment property</pCustomersays:

i do not think i was clear enough. i currently own a two-family home with my sister and we are contemplating selling within the next couple of years. do i need to rent one of the apartments prior to selling in order to do a like-kind exchange to another piece of income property?

MyVirtualCPA says:

If it is used in any way for a personal use asset, it does not qualify


So, if you live in one half of it, it would not qualify for a like-kind exchange


However, you would qualify for the capital gain exclusion if you lived in the house 2 out of the last 5 years</pCustomersays:

i cannot read the question and the answers. i would need to be able to print these before rating my experience.

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