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On a 1031 exchange, in the examples you have given me. How

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On a 1031 exchange, in the examples you have given me. How long do you have to rent a property before you can take it as a distribution of the LLC and claim personal residence? What happens if you can't find a suitable tenant in 6 months? is it still okay do this with a single family home or is a condo preferable?

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The personal residence (for purposes of taking a capital gains exclusion) has a use and a time test ..... You have to have actually used it AS your personal residence, and have to have lived in the home for any 24 months - don't have to be continuous - out of the last fuve years

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dorry "Five" years

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1031 exchanges, however, CAN NOT be done with personal residence ... must be investment or business use ... and the property exchanged for has to be like-kind (business for business - investment for investment, etc)

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Here's an excellent overview of the 1031 exchange:

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I think this answers it all ... to answer your specific question ... if you pass the personal residence test for excluding gain on sale AND you never rented or took any rental tax deductions, then you'll have no problem excluding the gain .. as it was never a rental ... but again on the 1031 exchange piece THAT is a way of DEFERRING gain into the next property when it WAS a business or investment property.

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I am sorry, I had some personal matters that I had to attend to.

A personal residence does not qualify for an exchange. However, if you exchange an investment or rental property, you can then convert that to personal use. There is no specified time period as to how long it has to be rented or, if not rented, "available" for rent. There is a rule that states that if you do convert a §1031 property to personal use, you have to hold it as your principal residence for 5 years (not the 2 generally used) in order to claim the $250k/$500k exclusion that is allowed under IRC §121.

I tend to be somewhat conservative on issues such as this, so I would try to rent it out for 6-12 months or so. If it is available for rent, you can still deduct the expenses, even though there is no income to offset. This can, depending on your other income, offset some of your wages or other income.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thanks, XXXXX XXXXX 2 years is used for a primary residence that is purchased as such. ?

No, for a primary residence, the two year rule becomes a FIVE year rule in the case of a property acquired in a §1031 exchange. So you have to live in it as your principal residence for FIVE years in order to exclude the gain.


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