As seen on WealthManagement.com: Real Estate DSTs — A Haven in a 1031 Tax-Change Storm?

In the face of the tax policy uncertainty, the question is how to think about current real estate investments and future investment plans. By Chay Lapin, President of Kay Properties & Investments, LLC Washington-watchers including many of us in the real estate industry are waiting to see if and how federal policymakers change the tax treatment of capital gains and 1031 like-kind exchanges this year. The capital gains tax rate affects the flow of capital … Read More

As Seen on Kiplinger.com: How Biden’s Tax Plan Could Affect Your Real Estate Investments

Should you sell your real estate investments before any changes to capital gains taxes or 1031 exchanges get made? That’s what many people are asking. But before you do anything, understand that there’s no telling what will come of President Biden’s tax proposals with a divided Congress, and you do have some interesting options in the meantime. By: Dwight Kay I’ve been a professional real estate investor since prior to the Great Financial Crisis and … Read More

The Tax Advantages of Zero Coupon DSTs

By Betty Friant, Senior Vice President, Matt McFarland, Vice President and the Kay Properties Team Investing in a Zero Coupon DST, frankly, sounds a little crazy. Why would anyone want to buy into a DST with no cash flow? The simple answer is for the tax advantages. How does a Zero Coupon DST work? In a Zero Coupon DST, all of the cash flow goes to the lender to service the debt on a property. … Read More

Delaware Statutory Trust Tax Treatment, Taxation, and Tax Returns: DST 1031 Exchange Market Insights and Thoughts

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By: Dwight Kay When considering a Delaware Statutory Trust property for a 1031 exchange, investors and their CPAs must also consider the tax treatment of DST properties – How is a Delaware Statutory Trust taxed? This article gives a brief overview of the various Delaware Statutory Trust tax treatment and DST taxation topics that investors should understand and go over with their CPA and tax attorney prior to making any investment decisions. [/cs_text]One of the … Read More

Why You Should Consider Deferring Your Capital Gains Taxes

By Jason Salmon Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Research Kay Properties and Investments, LLC The basics: If you own investment real estate—that means a rental condo or home, apartment building, a commercial building, raw or vacant land or otherwise—you do not have to pay taxes when you sell the property. Uncle Sam has had section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code in place since 1921. Also known as a 1031 exchange, this provision … Read More

How To Dodge A Tax Hit When Selling Rental Property

By Making The Right Move, Sellers Can Sidestep The Capital Gains Tax The life of a landlord certainly isn’t easy. There are plumbing issues that eat into time and money. There are tenants who fail to pay the rent. There are broken leases and leaky roofs. And the hassles don’t even end when the beleaguered landlord finally decides to sell the property. After the deal closes, the Internal Revenue Service is waiting in the wings … Read More

A Tax Strategy For Investment Real Estate Grows In Popularity

Proponents Say 1031 Exchanges Are Good For The Economy, But Congress Eyes Repeal A popular tax-deferral strategy for people who deal in investment property could be in trouble as Congress ponders doing away with it. But already rescue efforts, such as letter-writing and lobbying campaigns, are afoot to counter any talk of repealing Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, which lets taxpayers defer their capital-gains tax on the sale of the property if they … Read More